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This week’s top tips and current promotions

Five stops worth making on Lidl's latest wine tour.

Join me this week for a look at Lidl’s latest wine tour and the bottles I think are worth a look, whatever your budget. Scroll down and you’ll also find details of offers at Asda and Sainsbury’s, plus how to snap up one of the last few places on our Uncorking MidWeek Zoom tasting.

2018 Minervois (£5.99 at Lidl while stocks last):

Lidl’s latest Wine Tour promotion began recently and includes this Languedoc option which gets my vote for a value-for-money red.

It has medium bodied (yet bold) loganberry, plum and cherry flavours with gentle tannin and good acidity embellished by aniseed, mint and mocha touches and an edge of sweetness.

2018 Expression de Saint Mont (£5.99 at Lidl while stocks last):

Once again, South West France delights us with one of their local grape varieties that seldom appears in other parts of the world.

This minty and textured white has apple, quince and melon flavours with vibrant pithy grapefruit acidity rounded out by suggestions of green herbs and nuttiness.

Top Tips Bonus

As well as the kindly priced wines above, the Lidl Wine Tour includes the following bottles that cost a bit more money but, for me, will handsomely reward anyone who buys them:

2019 Les Aumoniers Cȏtes du Rhone Villages Seguret (£7.49)
An impressive, rounded, smoky, raspberry-centred red.

2018 Macon-Lugny (£7.99)
An aromatic but soft and delicate white, with apple-centred flavours, firm lemon acidity and creamy texture.

A de Senneval Premier Cru NV (£15.99)
A Champagne that shows off its Premier Crus class with tropical fruit and lemon flavours, brioche texture, savoury touches and silky mouthfeel.

Current promotions

At Sainsbury’s

The current wine and fizz promotion ends tomorrow but be sure to check next Monday’s post for details of its successor.

At Asda

The latest ‘buy six and save 25%’ offer at Asda is expected to run until 1 November. (Update: Now expected to end on 8 October!) They tell me this deal is cumulative so multi-buy reductions will be on top of any discounts available through other promotions.

Remember though that legislation within devolved authorities means that this multi-buy offer is not available in all parts of the UK.

Join this week’s online tasting

There are still a few seats left on Wednesday’s event so do book now to secure your place. Remember, you don’t need to buy the wine to participate. Some folk use tastings like this to help them to decide which options to buy later. Be great to see you there!

We’re back on Thursday when we select impressive mid-priced wines from the shelves of Asda.

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