McGuigan Zero Sauvignon Blanc, Australia, around £4 from most supermarkets
FOR those doing Dry January here's a nice Sauvignon to get you over the weekend. Free from alcohol, full in flavour, McGuigan Zero is the UK’s number one still non-alcoholic wine brand – so it’s perfect for anyone struggling to get to the end of the month... The aromas of gooseberry and citrus which hover over the glass draw you in and make the wine seriously appealing. It is medium-bodied and boasts flavours of passion-fruit and lime – with a vibrant and long finish. It's hard to tell the difference between it and the alcohol version.
Puglia Appassimento Rosso, Italy, £7.99, Lidl
RUBY-RED in colour with marked highlights; a rich bouquet with notes of matured and dry fruit, especially dried plums. It has a balanced flavour with just the right acidity and a pleasant aftertaste – smooth and not too dry, making it a perfect pairing with winter casseroles and stews. This is one for fans of big and bold Italian wines – you would be hard pressed to find a quality wine like this at the price.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Mionetto Prosecco Rosé, Italy, £9, Centra
THIS is a fresh and delicate wine that has an elegant bouquet of pink peach that combines with small red fruits and grapefruit flavours. Apple and pear fruit hints are balanced by delicate strawberry aromas. It would pair well with white fish and mediterranean salads. A versatile fizz that will be the perfect aperitif at any festive celebration this year.