Where there is mainly red try a white…….

It is a fact that some regions of the wine world are known predominantly for their reds.

The wines of Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley in France for example are synonymous with red wine production.

However around 15% of production in these two regions consists of good value food friendly whites that tend to be overshadowed by their more illustrious red counterparts.

As a result these wines have a tendency to slip under most peoples wine buying radar.


As a wallet friendly introduction try these:-


Chateau Moulin de Launay 2016

A great introduction to white bordeaux this blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle is a great match for fish and seafood. An interesting  pared down alternative to the sea of Kiwi Sauvignon occupying the supermarket shelves.

Available in the Co-op for £6.79.

Costieres de Nimes Grande Collection 2016

A blend of  Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Clairette this wine typifies the value for money to be found in the whites of the Rhone Valley. Stone fruit flavours with a hint of apple. A steal at £4.99 in Lidl but is only available whilst stocks last as it forms part of their Autumn Wine Cellar so when its gone its gone.

A lot of white wine is served too cool supressing the aromas and flavours. Both these wines just need an hour in the fridge to show them at their best.









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