Holiday Bargain

After a Great British family holiday last week, I returned home last night to be reunited with my laptop, a phone signal and an internet connection…. Hurrah!

For those evenings that we didn’t spend sipping Magners in a beer garden next to the Norfolk Broads, we stocked up on some Tesco Finest white wines to enjoy with our summer evening meals. On offer for just £10 for 2 bottles, we simply couldn’t resist these two…

The 2011 Chilean Sauvignon Blanc was delicious – crisp and fruity with a lingering citrus and gooseberry finish. Since this wine is usually priced at £8.99, if you are a Sav fan, this is definitely worth snapping up while you can!

The real star of the show, however, was the 2010 Picpoul de Pinet from the Languedoc region of France. I have never (to my knowledge) tasted a wine made from the Picpoul grape, so I was excited to give it a try.

With enticing flavours of crisp British apples, a hint of lemon, and a dry yet creamy aftertaste, this was the perfect summer refresher! Need a second opinion? Watch Tom Cannavan’s review of this wine here. I would certainly agree with him in comparing this to a refreshing Muscadet.

This wine was fantastic on its own, but if you fancy pairing it with food, try it alongside delicate chicken or seafood dishes.

Usually priced at £7.29 (entirely worth it in my opinion), at the moment, not only can you purchase 2 bottles for £10 in Tesco stores, but you can also grab a case of 6 for just £21.36 (that’s only £3.56 per bottle) over at Tesco Wines.

I’ll be buying in bulk for some late summer al fresco dining.


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