Olly’s supermarket picks!—

It’s the season of tasting when I scour the supermarket shelves in the hope of offering wine fans the chance to wade ever deeper into deliciousness. And there’s plenty to get excited about. While classic reds such as Aussie Shiraz suit the mood of smokey autumn evenings, it also pays to pick wines for what’s in season. With butternut squash currently in abundance, I’ve found a brilliant Viognier that pairs a charm. Italian whites seem brilliantly on song this year for sheer refreshment but for a red fit for a roast without breaking the bank, my wine of the week is a top French blend that punches way above its price.



Exquisite Collection South Australia Shiraz 2018 (14.5%) £5.79 AldiGreat with beefy, this hearty spicy red is powerful as well as a steal.

Taste the Difference Viognier 2019 (13%) £8 Sainsbury’s. If you love peaches and apricots, this is perfection – pair with butternut squash recipes.

Masseria Pietrosa Verdeca 2019 (12.5%) £8.25 MorrisonsCascading refreshment and mellow texture, incredible with pasta and roasted veggies.

Finest Greco di Tufo 2019 (12.5%) £9 TescoPink grapefruit meets pineapple in this bright Italian beauty – match with shellfish.


Les Breloques Rouge 2018 (13.5%) £8 Co-OpPlush, soft and lush, this rich red is a world of comfort and class. Outstanding.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 11th October 2020

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