Koha Gisborne Chardonnay 2017, New Zealand, 13%, Marks and Spencer down from £8 to £6 until 3 December

Stylish, rounded peach-driven flavours, with lime and just a hint of oak adding texture.  Perfect with roast chicken, pork or grilled fish.

Extra Special Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, New Zealand, 12.5%, Asda £6.48

Not on offer, but a good value, herbaceous, peapod fresh, zippy Sauvignon. This will brighten up any winter’s evening, on its own or with fish and goats cheese.

L’Arène des Anges Costières de Nîmes 2016, France, 13.5%, Waitrose down from £7.99 to £5.99 until 27 November

Great flavour for money, even at its full price, this is a flavourful, smooth, ripe, spicy Grenache and Syrah blend. Team with sausages and stews.

Taste the Difference Fairtrade Azana Red 2017, South Africa, 14.5%, Sainsbury, down from £9 to £7 until 20 November

This comes from Bosman, one of the most Fairtrade of Fairtrade properties in South Africa. Packed with plummy fruit, laced with creamy coffee notes, it goes with any meaty dish.

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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