Olly’s Wimbledon winners
With tennis fortnight upon us, I’m picking medal-winning splendour. Wine competitions see groups of bottles battling it out for coveted gongs as they’re tasted by experts, so a winner’s character really stands out. Christophe Delalonde, wine judge and master sommelier at London’s Dorchester, once told me that a victorious wine should give ‘value, personality and must be quaffable and delicious’. A golden formula.
OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH
SOAVE (11%), £4.25, Morrisons. Award-winning lemony white for under a fiver? That really is a grand slam. Kick back and quaff!
SPECIALLY SELECTED CRÉMANT DU JURA 2018 (11.5%), £8.49, Aldi. Terrific value for such rich refreshment, effervescence and all-round entertainment.
FINEST TINGLEUP RIESLING 2020 (12.5%), £9, Tesco. Gorgeous, lean and precise, this Aussie white is a winning serve.
VIÑALBA MALBEC-TOURIGA NACIONAL RESERVE 2019 (14.5%), £9.99, Majestic. Powerful, muscular and sleek, this red is top-form liquid magnificence.
WINE OF THE WEEK
CÔTES DU RHÔNE PLAN DE DIEU 2019, (14%), £8, Asda. Great Value winner at the International Wine Challenge 2021 – a champ for your barbie.