Extra Special Barossa Chardonnay 2017, Australia, Asda £5.98

Not on offer but a great value, easy-drinking Chardonnay with ripe, aromatic melon and pear fruit.  Good on its own or with creamy pasta and fish.

Cono Sur Reserva Especial Pinot Noir 2017, San Antonio, Chile, Morrisons down from £10 to £7 until 6 November

Fabulous value in this cherry and strawberry-filled wine with an edge of serious style.  Team it with salmon, duck and charcuterie.

Quinta da Fafide Estate Reserva 2015, Douro, Portugal, 14%, Marks and Spencer, down from £11 to £9 until 5 November

A mix of traditional Douro grapes with Tempranillo adding a lift of juicy raspberry fruit to a full-flavoured palate of damsons and chocolate.  Try with a pepper-edged steak.

Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano, Italy, 10.5%, Sainsbury, 1.5L Magnum, down from £21 to £16.50 until 20 November

Two bottles-worth of frothy, fruity, floral fizz that will be a hit at any party.  Get stocked up.


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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