Everyone loves a bargain, especially in January when we’ve maybe gone a bit overboard at Christmas, so I thought I’d let you know about some lovely wines which are now at special lower prices. Even if you’re having a Dry January, you can tuck these little beauties away for when you are back to enjoying a glass of wine or two.
Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc – was £14.98 now £10
My goodness, what a cracking deal! Stoneleigh Vineyard is in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand, and I have long been a fan of its more subtle, restrained style – more tropical fruits than green and grassy flavours. Stunning with Asian and Thai style dishes.
Château de Lussac 2009 – was £17.98 now £12.50
January, February and March are months full of birthdays in my household so I am very, very happy that this wonderfully classic claret is so heftily reduced. Don’t let on but this classy Bordeaux will be everyone’s birthday bottles this year. And because I love this wine just as much, it’ll be on the menu for posh lunches too.
Cune Crianze Rioja – was £9.95 now £7
Spring, here we come! Well, maybe not just yet but Rioja is THE favourite choice to go with lamb. So, my advice would be to pop a bottle or two of this smooth, spicy and vanilla scented wine in your basket – and if you can’t wait for new season lamb, this would be just as delicious with roast chicken or vegetarian casseroles.
Wolf Blass Red Label Sparkling – was £8.45 now £5.75
Wow! Surely you must have something to celebrate, even if it’s only the weekend! At this stunning price this tasty Aussie sparkler would perk up any dreary day.
Cono Sur Bicycletta Pinot Noir and Viognier – were £7.50 now £5
Lovely Chilean stuff here at bargain-acious prices. Probably one of the best value New World Pinot Noirs – silky and pretty and a gloriously fragrant Viognier – both at a fiver. Either wine would taste brilliant with paella, Mediterranean dishes, pork or gammon. Yummy.
Moscato d’Asti Moncucco Fontanfredda – was £12.47 now £7.97
Happy birthday to me! Today, January 10th, is my birthday, so this particular Capricorn will be sipping this dinky bottle with my cake. It’s such a gorgeously grapey, sweet and tasty wine that I won’t mind the number of candles this year!