DRINK Organic tipples to the fore
They might not be hangover-free, but this quartet of delicious organic tipples is worth stocking up on.
An organic wine for under £6 has to be a good starting point, and again Aldi comes up trumps. This fruity pinot has a lovely whiff of apples and pears and is perfectly quaffable without food.
There are lots of easy-drinking flavours bursting out of this dry but fruity red – liquorice, red cherries and blackcurrant on the nose, then you sink into a bath of summer berries. Great with a stew or chorizo.
VDV Organic Verdejo 2017, £7 until October 9, Co-op Because it’s cultivated at 700m altitude, this wine is distinctively fresh for an inland Spanish white. Juicy, clean and dry, with punchy citrus flavours, it pairs perfectly with fish but is just as good on its own.
Primanero Organic Primitivo 2015, £7.99, Aldi Selected grapes, grown and dried in Puglia, give this charming red it’s rich fruit flavour. Deep in colour with a complex bouquet of currants and cherries, it’s full-bodied and delicious, especially when slurped with a Sunday roast.
PHOTOGRAPH: ALAN DONALDSON