Welcome to our Thursday review of promotions in major retailers which takes a detailed look at selected segments of those deals.
Todays feature picture is of Morrisons The Best Vinho Verde Loureiro that has dropped £2.75 to £6 until mid-month.
It is a soft, “drink anytime” white with zesty lime acidity and vague savoury traces to underpin its red apple, ripe melon and orange flavours.
That is by no means the only reduction available at the moment so read on to see what might float your boat at your own favourite retailer.
I have also included a “Sunrise and Sunset” colouration – with new promotions given a yellow background and those about to expire given a pink one.
A new promotion (again, exclusively for Clubcard holders) started recently and will run through until 14 February.
Around 10% of the deals involve rosé or fizz (presumably with St Valentine in mind) and about the same proportion drop prices to under £5 – but these are largely straight forward branded wines.
A sweet spot for many MidWeekers is wine on promotion at £6 so here is a list of those in the current promotion that drop to that point from £8 – the biggest reduction for £6 wines.
|Casillero Del Diablo Rose 75cl|
|Trivento Malbec Rose Wine75cl|
|Trivento Reserve Malbec 75cl|
|Trivento Reserve Shiraz 75cl|
|Trivento Reserve Pinot Grigio 75cl|
|Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Casillero Del Diablo Merlot 75cl|
|Casillero Del Diablo Sauvignon blanc 75cl|
|Casillero Del Diablo Chardonnay 75cl|
|Casillero Del Diablo Shiraz 75cl|
|Casillero Del Diablo Malbec 75cl|
|Casillero Del Diablo Pinot Grigio 75cl|
|Era Gruner Veltliner 75cl|
|Faustino VII Rioja|
|Casillero Del Diablo Spain Tempranillo 75cl|
|Casa Roscoli Organic Primitivo 75cl|
|Casa Roscoli Organic Pinot Grigio|
|Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Warwick First Lady Chardonnay 75cl|
At Sainsbury’s, the current offers end a little earlier (on 8 February) and as usual they apply to main stores but not Sainsbury’s convenience stores.
The current promotion reduces prices on 100 items but I have singled out (and listed below) those with a 20% or 25% reduction that, as a result, have a selling price of £6 at he moment.
Fairly obviously, “TTD” stands for Taste the Difference and “PG” for pinot grigio.
|PinotPinot Pinot Grigio 75cl|
|PinotPinot Pinot Noir 75cl|
|Trivento Reserve Malbec 75cl|
|Casillero del Diablo Cab Sauvignon 75cl|
|Torres Viña Sol 75cl|
|JS TTD PG IGT Dolomiti Blush 75cl|
|Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 75cl|
|Casillero del Diablo Sauv Blanc 75cl|
|Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier 75cl|
|Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay 75cl|
|Vin de Bordeaux Merlot 75cl|
Once again, here is a helpful link that will allow you browse through the options yourself.
Morrisons have an extensive range of promotions (tailored to cover the pricing and other polices in different parts of the UK) but this round of price reductions is due to expire on 15 February.
Today, I have picked out discounts of 20% or more on Morrisons premium own label wines (“The Best”) – since they are often good value – and I show here their selling price during this promotion.
|Best Cabernet Sauvignon||£5.50|
|Best South African Shiraz 75cl||£5.50|
|Best South African Sauvignon Blanc 75cl||£5.50|
|Best Vinho Verde ‘Loureiro' Wine 75cl||£6.00|
|Best Bush Vine Cinsault 75cl||£6.00|
|Best Marques De Los Rios Garnacha 75cl||£6.50|
|Best Organic Montepulciano D’Abruzzo||£6.50|
|Best Western Australian Chardonnay||£6.50|
|Best Uco Valley Chardonnay 75cl||£7.00|
|Best Prosecco Doc Rose 75cl||£7.50|
|Best Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Doc 75cl||£8.00|
|Best English Sparkling Brut Vintage 2010||£18.00|
Once again, here is a link to an appropriate page on the retailer’s website; this one covers white wine but you can arrow back to find others.
The current promotion at Waitrose runs until 22 February and contains the usual extensive range of offers and discounts that are well documented on this page of their website.
Since the promotion period covers Valentine’s Day, here is a selection of the rosé and sparkling wines included in this series of offers (with the usual price in the middle column and the current price at the end).
|Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava (20cl)||£3.15||£2.52|
|L'Arène des Anges Costières de Nime||£8.99||£6.69|
|Mabis La Carezza Pinot Nero||£10.99||£7.99|
|Yealands Sauvignon Blanc Blush||£10.79||£7.99|
|Mirabeau en Provence Rosé||£12.99||£9.69|
|Bird in Hand Rosé||£13.99||£9.99|
|Nyetimber Rosé NV||£41.99||£31.49|
|Pommery Rosé Brut Champagne NV||£45.00||£33.75|
|Bollinger Rosé Brut NV||£52.00||£39.00|
|Gosset Grande Reserve Champagne||£50.00||£40.00|
At the Co-op
The Co-op started a fresh round of promotions yesterday and details appear at the foot of this page – because of the retailer’s structure, with (often autonomous) local groupings, things can differ from place to place.
So it’s especially important to check the price in any particular store before committing yourself – the price on the shelf is the definitive one.
Once again, M&S have taken a broader view, highlighting what they can offer for Burns Night, the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day.
Showing all that online is not easy given the link M&S have with Ocado, so here are some of the reductions available in M&S physical stores through to 7 March.
|Montepulciano d'Abruzzo||2020||£7.00||£6.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Le Froglet Sauvignon Blanc||2020||£7.00||£6.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Burra Brook Shiraz||2021||£7.00||£6.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Burra Brook Sauvignon Blanc||2021||£7.00||£6.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|La Cascata Passivento||2020||£9.00||£7.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Altamar Leyda Sauvignon Blanc by Underraga||2021||£9.00||£7.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Casa Clos Vina Moala Colchagua Chardonnay||2020||£9.00||£7.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Bordeaux Merlot||2020||£9.00||£7.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Fleur De Moussas Medoc||2019||£8.00||£7.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc||2020||£9.00||£7.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Prosecco||NV||£10.00||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Prosecco Rose||2020||£10.00||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Cava Prestige Brut||NV||£10.00||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Cava Prestige Rosado||NV||£10.00||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Helderberg Cellars Sauvignon Blanc||2020||£9.00||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|El Duque de Miralta Rioja Crianza||2017||£9.50||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon||2020||£10.00||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Cintu Ile de Beaute Corsican Rose||2020||£10.00||£8.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Vina Indomita Bio Bio Chardonnay||2020||£12.00||£10.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Susanna Balbo Malbec||2019||£12.00||£10.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
|Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut||NV||£35.00||£25.00||2nd Feb||7th Mar|
And those promised Co-op promotion that run until 22 February – showing the promotion price along with its standard price.
Lindeman’s The Discoverer Shiraz Cabernet (Australia) Available in Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £6.50 to £4.50.
Raw Airen Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc Organic (Spain) Available in selected Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £8 to £5.
Muriel Tempranillo Rioja (Spain) Available in Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £8.50 to £6.50
Casillero Del Diablo Pinot Grigio (Chile) Available in selected Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £8.25 to £6.25.
Artusi Merlot (Italy) Available in Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £7 to £5.
La Luciole Rose (France) Available in selected Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £10 to £8
Barefoot Merlot (U.S.A) Available in Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £7.25 to £6.25
Porta Seis Red (Portugal) Available in selected Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £8 to £7.
Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) Available in selected Co-op stores nationwide – Down from £10 to £9.
Unlike the usual recommendations on this site, I have not sampled all the wines listed here but am simply providing details for information. If you have opinions on any you try do, please, let other MidWeekers know via the Comments part of this post.
My next post (on Monday) discloses my current Top Tips while next Thursday will see details of any changes to the promotions at major supermarkets – join me on both days.
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