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This week’s top tips and current promotions

An award-winning white for under £5 and an irresistible Rioja Crianza.

My top tips this week include a soft and balanced Soave which recently triumphed at the International Wine Challenge, and an irresistible Rioja currently on offer at the Co-op. Scroll down for details of more offers at the Co-op plus other supermarket promotions – including one at Sainsbury’s ending tomorrow.

2020 Morrisons Soave (£4.35 at Morrisons)

I have long been a fan of this uncomplicated, everyday Italian white so it was great to see it win silver at the latest International Wine Challenge where it outperformed wines that cost appreciably more.

The IWC judges were impressed by these virtues outlined in their Tasting Notes – “lemon sherbet and cream on rose. Textured, round and soft with great balance and subtle yet lingering flavours.”

2017 Irresistible Rioja Crianza (£6 – instead of £7 until 8 June at the Co-op)

Crianza is the step before “Reserva” in Rioja’s (age-based) classification structure. Delightfully aided by the year in oak that Crianza’s require, the superb quality of this wine shines through brilliantly. It is easily worth more than £6!

With minty and rose influenced aromas, it delivers intense cherry and bramble flavours neatly supplemented by balanced tannin and orange zest acidity coupled with clove, caramel and green herb elements.

Current promotions

At Sainsbury’s

The current promotion at Sainsbury’s finishes tomorrow. This fruity red is a particularly good value option at the discounted price:

At Co-op

A new offer kicked off at Co-op last week, running until 8 June. If this Rioja is available in your local store, it’s definitely worth a look. Or you can buy it online:

At Morrisons

Offers continue at Morrisons for another week with savings on wines across their range including this excellent Portuguese red:

At other retailers

Promotions also continue at M&S and Asda this week. See my previous post for highlights and end dates. Or see what to buy in the current Waitrose promotion here.

Join us for our next post on Thursday when we take a walk through Lidl’s latest promotion.

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