Olly’s Bank Holiday Bargains

The best discounts are when there’s a percentage off a whole range or an entire country – swoop in and stock up. Individual wines can be trickier to judge, but if you know and love it already, go for it. For some of the best prices year-round, join The Wine Society – on quality and price, their buyers deliver the goods. On the high street for regular value, Aldi gets my vote – my wine of the week is a steal.


L’Arène des Anges Costières de Nîmes Rosé 2020 (13%), £6.69 on offer at Waitrose. Fruity, with elegance and finesse. Pick up this pink on offer at once!

Esporão Monte Velho Branco Alentejano 2020 (13%), £7.95, The Wine Society. Rich bargain white that’s as pure as a pineapple carved from
a diamond.

Les Neuf Pierres Roulées, Terrasses du Larzac 2019, (14.5%), £10 on offer at Sainsbury’s. Plenty of mulberry richness with spicy ballast; fantastic for steaks.

The Best Etienne Leclair Brut Premier Cru Champagne (12%), £20, Morrisons. Bright and savoury as mushrooms under moonlight. Stunning value.


Specially Selected Picpoul de Pinet 2020 (12.5%), £5.99, Aldi. Breezy as sailing the seas on a lime-peel windsurf. Fantastic refreshment, a delicious zinger.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 29th August 2021

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