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.


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.


CÔTES DU RHÔNE PLAN DE DIEU 2019, (14%), £8, Asda. Great Value winner at the International Wine Challenge 2021 – a champ for your barbie.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 27th June 2021 Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

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