Usually convenience store wine shelves mean limited choice, higher prices and – sometimes – patchy quality. Come with me though to a retailer represented in most towns and villages that skilfully averts all three of those drawbacks and also has a great option for any prosecco famine.
Inexpensive Bordeaux wine often seems an oxymoron but the latest Sainsbury’s promotion (along with its bulk buy discount where it applies) turns it into reality. I have pinpointed three of the region’s wines that, to me, illustrate the point perfectly.
With a whole range of supermarket promotions to dazzle and confuse, here is a short list of the best of the current bunch. Put them in your trolley’s sat nav for days when there is time for little beyond “grab and go” shopping.
As the premium discounters make the market for conventional wine more challenging, so established retailers are experimenting with more unorthodox – and sometimes exotic – wines. Here are four of them that are particularly tasty – and reduced in price too.