Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough New Zealand, 13%, Morrisons down from £9.50 to £7 until 31 December

Don’t worry that this is a big brand, it is remarkably good.  Zingy with gooseberry freshness, tropical fruit and a crisp, citrus finish.

Olivier Baudin Brut Champagne NV, France, 12%, Majestic down from £29.99 to £14.98 on a mix six deal until 27 January

I normally dislike half-price offers, but that no reason to avoid buying this on offer. This is a light, fresh tasting champagne with hints of lemon and brioche and it will be perfect for Christmas morning.

Bosman Generation VIII Cabernet Malbec 2019, South Africa, 13%, Sainsbury down from £9 to £7.50 until 31 December

From a shared-equity farm that really has had eight generations of families working there, and they make terrific wines. Luscious dark cassis fruit, with mulberry, spice and structure.

Chateau Maris Les Planels Organic Cru La Lavinière 2016, Waitrose down from  £17.99 to £13.99 until 2 January

Chunky fruit and smooth tannins with just a whiff of sage and thyme. Great with tomato-based dishes, red meat and cheese.








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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