Wines from France and Australia

Some discounted wines

Some discounted wines

First published in What's On

Blason Saint-Veran 2009, £7.32, Sainsbury's

The first of two fairly well-known labels but the point about them is that each is discounted by several pounds and therefore a very decent buy, writes Nick Nunn.

This is a very decent, affordable white French Burgundy and the Chardonnay grapes it is made from give you a light taste with lots of pineapple flavour with a little added apricot.

The alcohol level is 13% but there's none of the heavy, buttery wham that you get with some New World Chardonnays.

St Hallett Gamekeeper's Reserve 2009, £6.65, Sainsbury's

There's more than £3 off this old favourite - a quality red Aussie blend that's been around for a few years and clearly has a decent following.

South Australia's famed Barossa Valley is its home and spicy Shiraz is the main grape but you also have the strong raspberry flavours of Grenache and a dash of Portugal's native Touriga which is better known as the basis of Port.

The result is 13.5% and goes great with duck or gamey meats.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree