After the Bumper Monthly issue last Thursday, we are back to normal sized content today with the regular look at the current promotions in most supermarkets.
The usual charts appear below including the “Worth Exploring” segment pointing you towards things I consider especially interesting.
It directs attention to wines at noteworthy prices or where my experience with previous vintages has created a positive impression.
To be clear, those are “steers” not specific recommendations since time has not always allowed me to sample every current version.
Monday is the day for recommendations.
Hyperlinks and pictures, where possible, are provided to make it easier to find the wine in a crowded display or on a sizeable website.
Starting with the new promotions
Three of the High Street giants have new sets of deals to tempt you into Easter purchases.
The Tesco one (which, again, is only for Clubcard holders) has been going for over a week now and fuller details can be found on the retailer’s website.
Promotions at Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, however, only started 24 hours ago.
Sainsbury’s have reductions on almost 40 of their premium own label “Taste the Difference” wines with prices that now start at £6.
Hearing, incidentally, that Tesco have just started a “25% off when you buy 6” promotion for Clubcard holders but do check the details.
Morrisons has a similar number of deals on premium own label wines (The Best) and supplements them with a series of multi-buys that apply where alcohol laws in that location permit.
In addition, as well as normal price reductions and four new “Found” wines, M&S have discounts on a number of beers (a product range where they are especially strong) and I have included a couple in the “Worth Exploring” list that I especially enjoyed.
On going promotions
The Waitrose promotion has almost two more weeks to run but one of the Worth Exploring items has won a ringing endorsement from MidWeeker (and, now, Talent Scout) Matthew.
He enjoyed the Ara Single Vineyard Pinot Gris (down £3 to £7.99) which, despite being “a bit sweeter than he would usually pick”, proved to have “crisp honey notes” that will be “delightful on a summer evening” – and he has already been back for more bottles.
For fuller details of the promotion, head to the retailer’s website.
Meanwhile, over at Asda – and as forecast here last week – Asda are running a “buy 6; save 25%” promotion. It lasts until 18 April and applies to all wines priced at £4.75 and upwards. Provided you buy at least six bottles, all of them (7,8,9 etc) qualify for the reduction. As ever, though, different rules about multi-buys apply in Scotland and Wales.
Fuller details appear on the retailer’s website.
So that’s the promotions scene in the run up to Easter and I hope you and yours have a good time during what I always think of as “the gateway to summer”.
Do, please, drop by again on Monday when I reveal the latest Top Tips – inexpensive options for Easter family gatherings – while next Thursday sees an update on the supermarket promotions then in place.
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