- Monday, 05 March 2012
Behind the unimaginative supermarket headlines of ‘Mad March Offers’ are some rather good ones involving wine. Asda leads the way with the lowest priced offer wine at £2.48 followed by the Co-op with their own-label Australian wine at £4.25.
The big brands are also having a clear out with several supermarkets selling Wolf Blass at a discount, while savings on the posher brands of Villa Maria and Errazuriz can be found at Tesco.
Paying over six pounds for New Zealand Villa Maria and Chilean Errazuriz may not sound like a great offer until you realise these superior southern hemisphere brands usually retail for around a tenner. So if you want some sophisticated flavours with your fish and chips then pop along to Tesco where Errazuriz is down to £6.29 and Villa Maria down to £6.99 until March 13th.
Tesco also has reliable Wolf Blass Red Label Chardonnay Semillon and Red Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon marked down to £5.99 – but so does Sainsbury’s (what a coincidence!). Watch out for those timings though as Sainsbury’s doesn’t start their offer until Wednesday.
Sainsbury’s also has the slightly more expensive Wolf Blass Yellow Label on offer at £6.99 until the 13th – so try the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon while they’re marked down three quid.
At the cheaper end of the wine spectrum Asda and the Co-op are the clear leaders with Australian wines on special offer. Devil’s Cove everyday White and Red is down to £2.48 a bottle at Asda, while the Co-op’s own Lime Tree Pinot Grigio and Merlot is £4.25 until March 20th.
Well that would seem plenty to be getting on with.
£3.99 and under
There are still some good bottles to be found that cost the same as a couple of National Lottery tickets.
First Cape Devils Cove Australian White, £2.48 Asda groceries www.asda.com (down from £4.98)
First Cape Devils Cove Australian Red, £2.48 Asda groceries www.asda.com (down from £4.98)
Everyday fruity wines at an everyday price.
£5.99 and under
There are a few fruity, slurpable wines among the forgettable masses.
J P Chenet French Colombard Sauvignon Blanc, £4 Asda groceries.www.asda.com (down from £6.18)
J P Chenet French Grenache Noir, £4 Asda groceries.asda.com (down from £6.18)
More reliable everyday drinking stuff from the people with the wonky bottles.
Co-op Australian Lime Tree Pinot Grigio, £4.25 Co-op www.co-operative.coop (down from £4.99 until March 20th)
Co-op Australian Lime Tree Merlot, £4.25 Co-opwww.co-operative.coop (down from £4.99 until March 20th)
Classy everyday stuff, as usual from the Co-op.
Wolf Blass Australian Red Label Chardonnay Semillon, £5.99 Tesco www.tesco.com (down from £7.99 until March 13), £6 Sainsbury’s www.sainsburys.co.uk/groceries (down from £8.29 between March 7th and 27th)
Wolf Blass Australian Red Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, £5.99 Tesco
www.tesco.com (down from £7.99 until March 13), £6 Sainsbury’s
www.sainsburys.co.uk/groceries (down from £8.29 between March 7th and 27th)
Costs a bit more, but tastes great
Sometimes a bottle of wine tastes so fab it's still a bargain whatever it costs.
Errazuriz Chilean Chardonnay, Tapihue Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Sangiovese, £6.29 Tesco www.tesco.com (down from £8.79 until March 13th)
All very good.
Villa Maria New Zealand Private Bin East Coast Chardonnay, Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé, £6.99 Tesco www.tesco.com (down from £9.99 until March 13th)
Slurp, slurp, slurp.
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