GOT SOME BOT­TLE?

The per­fect white T-shirt. New shoes that don’t rub on the first day. Calo­rie-free burg­ers, and a to­tally bang­ing bot­tle of wine that costs less than £10 (and can be grabbed on your way home from work). Well, one out of four ain’t bad, huh?

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LIDL CRÉ­MANT DE BOUR­GOGNE BLANC NV, £7.99

This bot­tle of fizz has just won the In­ter­na­tional Wine & Spir­its Com­pe­ti­tion (IWSC) ‘Sil­ver Out­stand­ing’ award. The same ac­co­lade won by Veuve Clic­quot 2008 vin­tage cham­pagne (that usu­ally re­tails for around £50!). What’s more, it’s pro­duced the same way as cham­pagne us­ing the same method and the same grapes. The only dif­fer­ence? You’ve got more money to spend on Ket­tle Chips.

MARKS & SPENCER NEW YORK WHITE, £9

Bordeaux, Alsace… NYC? It might be known for many things, but be­ing the home of wine isn’t one. Which makes this crisp, zesty white per­fect fod­der for din­ner-party chat. Tell them it’s pro­duced at the old­est win­ery in the US, in the Hud­son Val­ley. Also tell them it cost more than it did, and lap up the ex­tra com­pli­ments.

TESCO FINEST VIÑA DEL CURA RIOJA RESERVA 2012, £8.50

The on­set of au­tumn means one thing – plenty more ex­cuses to crack open a bot­tle of red. This one most re­cently won Gold at the In­ter­na­tional Wine Chal­lenge Awards 2017 (IWC) and was also voted best value red wine. Goes ex­cel­lently with roast lamb or the last sum­mer BBQ.

WAITROSE PECORINO TERRE DI CHIETI ABRUZZO, £7.99

No, we’ve not lost our minds and rec­om­mended an £8 block of cheese. As well as be­ing a wel­come ad­di­tion to any pasta dish, Pecorino is a lesser-known indige­nous Ital­ian grape va­ri­ety. It’s flo­ral and light, goes bril­liantly with fish and has sheep on the bot­tle. What more do you want?

ASDA EX­TRA SPE­CIAL SAN­GIOVESE ROSÉ, £8.98

We’re ba­si­cally rosé su­per-brains now, so put all that wine IQ from the pre­vi­ous page to good use and bring this bad boy to your next girl gath­er­ing. Key words to use when de­scrib­ing: del­i­cate, fruity, creamy. The words oth­ers might use to de­scribe you, should you do this? Un­print­able.

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