I describe myself on this blog as, amongst other things, ‘drinker of wine,’ but frankly there’s not been much evidence of that so far. However, I have been researching some reds for you recently, and the good news is that supermarkets have started to stock some good cheapies recently. Still a lot to get through, but in the meantime:
French Pinot Noir, Vignobles Roussellet, Aldi, £4.39
I’m not a big fan of French wine, and I took this example of the tricksy Pinot Noir grape off the shelf purely because your woman in the Saturday Times recommended it. As so often, she was bang on – it hits you with gentle raspberry first, and then enters into this long, complex relationship with the back of your throat you don’t ever want to end.
Morrisons own Chilean Carmenere, £5.99
Don’t be put off by the naff label with the big red face, this is top damson-y jammy Carmenere, which will go with just about anything.