Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux Superieur

Majestic Wines           £8.99 ( £6.99 on mixed case of 6)  Without a doubt my bargain of the month, and probably last month’s overall bargain too. Outstanding value – a stunning little Bordeaux, snapped up by Majestic; vibrant in colour, silky and soft, with loads of fresh, juicy fruit, a sprinkle ofContinue reading “Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux Superieur”

Bienbebido Pulpo Albarino 2021

Majestic Wines             £8.99 (£7.99 on mixed case of 6) Eye catching label, and certainly eye-catching price, simply one of the best value Albarinos on the shelves. It’s a grape variety best known for thriving in the cool, coastal areas of northern Spain, but surprisingly this wine is from a little-knownContinue reading “Bienbebido Pulpo Albarino 2021”


M&S             £15.00 As it’s the weekend, I’ve picked one of my favourite ‘treats for the weekend’ wines, especially if you’re staying in. From the world’s southernmost wine region, in the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island, Central Otago, the coldest, driest part of the country. An area of craggyContinue reading EARTH’S END CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2020

E.H.Booth & Co. White Burgundy 2021

E.H Booth        £12.50   If you live south of Knutsford, chances are you may not have discovered, this delightful, family-owned northern retailer. Don’t worry, the wines are available online and worth exploring, this one in particular. For white Burgundy lovers ( of which I am one), this is an affordable, yet classic treatContinue reading “E.H.Booth & Co. White Burgundy 2021”


Waitrose        £7.99 This has to be one of the great bargains of the moment, and perfect for this time of year. From Piemonte, home of some of the greatest Italian reds (Barolo, Barbaresco etc), comes this little-known star in its own right, the Albarosso grape. The price is incredible for what’s inContinue reading “WAITROSE LOVED & FOUND ALBAROSSA 2020”


Aldi £14.99 For gin lovers, as I am, this is delicious, as well as a bargain.  It stands out with its very citrus-driven freshness, with distinct sweet pink peppercorn notes. Made in Yorkshire, the botanicals include juniper, coriander, pink peppercorn, szechuan pepper, cardamon, cassia and orange peel. Citrus and spiced, try it with a mediterraneanContinue reading “HAYSMITH’S LONDON DRY GIN”