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This week’s top tips and current promotions

My wine picks this week include a well-priced Waitrose Sauvignon and a bargain Australian red. Read on and you'll also find a round-up of High Street wine offers and summer promotions.

2019 Radacini Sauvignon Blanc (£5.99 – instead of £6.99 until 25 August – at Waitrose):

Moldova produces a surprisingly large range and volume of wine – including this well-priced Sauvignon from Waitrose.

Its attractive grapefruit acidity and depth is supported by the grassy (but quite restrained) apple and gooseberry flavours making it more like Loire Valley Sauvignon than versions from Marlborough.

2019 Lock Keeper's Reserve Shiraz (£6 – instead of £9 until 17 August – at M&S):

The current discount makes this medium-bodied Australian red a great bargain.

It has a soft and smooth texture with ripe cherry and raspberry flavours, good acidity and elements of milk chocolate and baking spice but only limited tannin.

Current promotions

At Morrisons

The latest offers at Morrisons start on Wednesday and will run until 8 September. Below are my picks from the promotion but do check online or your local store for others that are included:

  • Sorso Montepulciano D'Abruzzo (Drops from £6 to £5)
  • Gerard Bertrand Merlot (Down from £9 to £6.50)
  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Malbec (Drops from £7.50 to £5.50)
  • The Best Prosecco Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. (Down to £8)
  • The Best Riesling (Down from £8.25 to £7.50)
  • The Best Priorat (Drops from £10 to £8)
  • Blandys Rich Madeira (Down to £9.50)

At Asda

Asda's Rollback deals bring down the price of a number of wines in their range. I think the following bottles are worth a look before the offers end on 9 September:

  • Extra Special Old Vine Chenin (Drops to £5.50)
  • Campo Viejo Rioja (Down from £8 to £6.50)
  • Casillero Cabernet Sauvignon (Down from £8 to £6)
  • Costieres De Nimes (Drops from £7 to £5.50)
  • Diablo Black Cabernet Sauvignon (Down to £8)
  • Extra Special Cotes Du Rhone (Drops from £7 to £6)

At Co-op

A new round of offers also start at the Co-op this week and are expected to run until the beginning of September. Below is a taste of what's included but check local stores to see what's available near you.

  • Campogrande Orvieto Classico (Drops from £10 to £8)
  • The Ned Sauvignon Blanc (Down from £9.50 to £7.50)
  • La Luciole Rosé (Down to £9)
  • Las Moras Shiraz (Drops £2 to £5.35)
  • Running With Bulls Tempranillo (Down to £8)
  • Castrum Douro Red (Drops from £10 to £9)
  • McGuigan The Engineer Shiraz Tempranillo (Down to £8)

At Berry Bros & Rudd

The summer sale at Berry Bros & Rudd is underway with savings up to 40%. Below is a brief selection of the wines on offer, take a look on the website for full details.

Join us again on Thursday when we review our “Pick of the Clicks” – a selection of wine available online at modest prices.


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Comments

3 Comments

Edward Walker

Hello Brian
Following your recommendations I shopped recently at the Co op for two bottles, Shhh ..its Riesling and the Muriel Tempranillo when I located where they were said to be available and actually on the self, and both times I was charged a different price from that shown online, and indeed what you listed as being a current discount. This is a paragraph back to me in replying to my complaint about this …..

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So seemingly the stores in any particular area operate independently from the central advertising facility that becomes a nuisance because we inevitably have an in-store dispute about what should be being charged.

I did phone to them as well and they credited my membership card with the difference for the Muriel being sold here as £7 down from £9 and not £6.50 down from £8.50, as was the on-line listing.

The upside is that both wines were, at least, most agreeable.

Best now

Eddie.

Brian Elliott

Sorry to hear about all those problems Eddie and I will ask the Co-op whether there are any work arounds that will help us.

Edward Walker

seems the text didn’t copy and paste properly …trying again … …if it doesn’t work then the jist is basically don’t take the on-line website price as being gospel … it might not be the case

”’In regards to the prices of these products that we advertise online it is stated on each product that the prices may vary as shown and to check in store. We always recommend to check in store for the price of a product as it may differ from what is stated online.”’


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