Olly’s best online wine picks—

For hassle-free wine, sign up for the Wine Society’s Wine Without Fuss packages. From £85 a case (just over £7 a bottle) you can choose reds, whites or a mix – the value is superb. Majestic also gets my vote for delivering a brilliant range with terrific customer service. Buy from your local independent online or over the phone for excellence. With free delivery and no-quibble returns, wine online is the future of easy drinking.

OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH

ADNAMS NERO D’AVOLA 2017 (13%), £7.49, adnams.co.uk. Immense value for a juicy, plummy weekday red. Liquid sunsets!

PASQUA PASSIMENTO ROSSO 2017 (14%), £9.99, Majestic. This rich, sleek and fulsome red is stunning with a spaghetti bolognese.

BERRY BROS & RUDD ALBARIÑO BY BENITO SANTOS 2019 (13%), £13.95, bbr.com. A peach carved from crystal! Stunning purity from this own-label ace.

GOUGUENHEIM BLUE MELOSA 2015 (14%), £15.80, tanners-wines.co.uk. Magical Malbec – think mint choc chip meets wine. A generous, rich red.

WINE OF THE WEEK

XINOMAVRO JEUNES VIGNES THYMIOPOULOS 2019 (13%), £11.50, The Wine Society. Fine wine in bargain form. Vibrant, complex, bright; this is peerless.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 28th February 2021

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