Food & Drink

Wine: Treat yourself to something new over the Bank Holiday weekend

Bank holiday weekends are for enjoying wine
Bank holiday weekends are for enjoying wine Bank holiday weekends are for enjoying wine

To celebrate it being a Bank Holiday weekend, many of the supermarkets and off-sales have offers that will prove tempting for wine fans.

The Hidden Sea Chardonnay 2021, South Australia, £10, Co-op

Chardonnay in Australia these days is a lot leaner than it used to be – with a lot less oak and creaminess. Here’s a wine that celebrates the good old days. Round and creamy, with flavours of ripe peach, vanilla and nuts. No punches pulled, this is Chardonnay like it used to be. Not only is it a stylish, luxurious, fruit-laden Chardonnay – but for every bottle sold, plastic bottles are removed from the ocean thus protecting sea life.

Trivento Reserve Malbec Rose, Argentina, was £8.50, now £7.50, Sainsbury’s

The name Trivento comes from three winds; polar, zonda and sudestada. It is these winds that make Mendoza such a distinctive wine growing region. This sample is a delicate pink Rosé whose strawberry and summer fruit aromas mingle with a hint of grapefruit and vanilla. Well-balanced, with a crisp and fruity finish, Trivento Reserve Malbec Rosé is ideal as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to seafood or salads. One for the bank holiday weekend.


Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, £8.50, Asda

The grapes for this Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from the highly-regarded Marlborough region. The wine was cool fermented and left on lees to develop an aromatic texture. Bursting with flavour, this wine is crisp and refreshing with tropical fruit flavours of pineapple, passionfruit and citrus. Summer in a glass...