Top High Street Shiraz

Today we take a break from wine promotions to seek out the best High Street shiraz for under £8 – and find three – but also feature our usual Best of the Rest selections as well as the regular Sunday Best recommendations.

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Another Wine Tour Promotion from Lidl

Today’s post highlights seven great choices from the Lidl promotion that starts this morning but look out in particular for the MidWeekers Magic Bullet – wine that will make you look savvy for picking it up, tastes lovely but has a surprisingly inexpensive price.

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More reasons to try these wines

A new promotion starts this morning in Morrisons with impressive whites from Sicily and Austria, a £7.50 pinot noir reaching its peak – and a claret “keeper”. Elsewhere in the post, a £5 white from Argentina and a £6 Bordeaux red suitable for current drinking receive our Best of the Rest accolades.

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Another retailer takes 25% off – allegedly

Several retailers have recently run “25% off when you buy six” promotions but here is a new one offering – I suggest – a chance to sample a few more expensive wines. The post also has an excellent guest piece about importing Portuguese wines plus the usual Best of the Rest.

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Tasting the Difference in a new promotion

Today’s post picks out highlights from the 80 wines going on promotion today at Sainsbury’s and goes on to identify my Best of the Rest selections in the usual way and signs off with a Top Tip on sensible drinking in warm weather.

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A Bit of Late News

A gentle “heads up” today about a fun, light and undemanding rosé for relaxing summer afternoons if that combination sounds appealing to you or someone you know.

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Wine’s High Society

Enthusiasm for The Wine Society is high among trade insiders (and those MidWeekers who are members) so here is a snapshot of what’s great among two of the Society’s popular collections – along, of course, with the Best of the Rest and the monthly look at Sunday Best wines.

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Lidl heads East for Summer

Another Lidl promotion starts today putting the spotlight on Eastern Europe (with a Tokaji that rivals anything at its price point this summer) along with the usual Best of the Rest and a Top Tip on boxed wines.

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