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This week’s top tips and current promotions

A South African Sauvignon and a reliable Italian red.

My wine highlights this week include a South African Sauvignon down to £5 at the Co-op, and a reliable Italian red on offer at M&S. I have also included links to the current wine promotions at many of the big retailers plus a reminder of the Bank Holiday savings that end today.

2020 Irresistible Fairtrade Sauvignon Blanc (£5 – instead of £6 until 8 June – at the Co-op)

Marlborough Sauvignon always seems confidently assertive while versions from the Loire in France often appear restrained and understated but South African Sauvignon like this sits in the middle being neither shouty nor excessively shy.

Grassy and with pithy depth, this version contains soft greengage and grapefruit flavours with minty texture and zingy, lingering lime acidity.

2019 Primitivo Puglia (£6 – instead of £7 until 7 June – at M&S)

Primitivo grapes (called Zinfandel in California) regularly offer reliable, great value Italian red wine, and this is no exception.

Smooth and rounded, it contains ripe cherry and loganberry flavours partnered by invigorating acidity and orange peel zing with touches of menthol and baking spice but only limited tannin.

Current promotions

At Tesco

Don’t forget, the Bank Holiday Buy 6 or more and save 25% deal for Clubcard holders, which I mentioned in my post on Thursday, ends today. Check the website for promotion details and exceptions.

At Sainsbury’s

There is also a Bank Holiday 25% off wine and fizz deal at Sainsbury’s which ends today. A new general promotion also started last week, which runs until 15 June. Here’s my highlight from that promotion:

At Morrisons

Last chance to pick up this lovely Portuguese red at the discounted price as the current promotion at Morrisons ends tomorrow:

  • The Best Douro Red (Down to £6 until 1 June)

At Waitrose

The promotion at Waitrose also comes to an end tomorrow. This good value white is one to look for in store before the discounts finish:

  • Zalze Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (Drops to £5.99 until 1 June)

At Majestic

If you’re looking for another Bank Holiday bargain, the 25% off Rosé offer at Majestic ends today. This widely acclaimed version is among the discounts:

At other retailers

See my previous posts for details of savings at M&S and the Co-op and my picks from those promotions.

While overseas holidays are still uncertain, join us for a virtual trip to Spain in our next post on Friday when we take a look at the varied selection of wine the country has to offer.

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