In a change from the usual format, today’s post involves a review of a number of wines from a specific grape variety wine and then goes on to award a MidWeek Wines Seal of Approval to versions that impress the most. This process will be repeated here from time to time with other wines. Long standing favourite items do, however, figure today with a great value Best of the Rest red and an impressive alternative to white Burgundy. Also appearing today is another Top Tip.
The current Waitrose wine promotion, astonishingly, includes reductions on almost a hundred products and runs through until 20 March. I have selected four items to feature which I feel represent sound quality and particularly good value for money; I hope you enjoy reading about them. In addition, I am highlighting a further ten or so wines within the same promotion that have ticked boxes for me in the past. Also included is a pair of Best Buys from other retailers – and another Top Tip.
Under the imaginative and unconventional guidance of Rowan Gormley, Majestic is becoming very quick on its feet – both managerially and in the wines sold – nevertheless they continue, very effectively, to span the gap between supermarkets and “indy” wine merchants. Here are a few of their current offerings that I consider great examples of wine from their particular home regions – and, of course with MidWeek Wines, to be good value for money.
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