Off the Shelf - best wine buys this weekend

Taste the Difference Pecorino 2017, Italy, 12%, Sainsbury down from £7.50 to £6 until 18 September

Bright citrus fruit and a rounded, food-friendly style make this a perfect wine to pour alongside herb-spiked chicken.

Landscape Grenache Blanc 2017, Swartland, South Africa, 13.5%, Booths down from £8.50 to £6.50 until 25 September

A terrific style of Grenache Blanc with rounded, lemon, peach and minerally notes. Perfect with tuna and salmon.

Viñalba Patagonian Malbec 2015, Argentina, 14%, Morrisons down from £9.25 to £7.50 until 4 September

From the cool southern region of Patagonia this Malbec has chunky damson and raspberry fruit with sweet spice and enough structure to stand up to lamb or beef.

Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva 2012, Spain, 13.5%, Co-op down from £10.99 to £8.99 until 4 September

A delicious balance between a modern style with soft strawberry fruit, spice and coconut, with old-style supple, smooth tannins.  An absolute bargain.


About The Author

Christine is a wine writer, broadcaster and a wine judge for several international wine competitions. She has a technical background and spent five years as a buyer for a major supermarket before moving to wine writing.She writes for The Yorkshire Post Magazine and organises the York Festival of Food and Drink. She has won both the Lanson and the Roederer prizes for wine writing.

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