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Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 9th September 2019 - September 14, 2019

 w/c 9th September 2019 This week we focus on what is the core £5.00-£7.49 price range for supermarket wines. At this level, the wines should be well made with characteristics of the grape variety and a sense of place but it is also the territory of some of the large brands, often...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 2nd September 2019 - September 8, 2019

 w/c 2nd September 2019 After a short break for the Bank Holiday, our tasting panel have been back at work and have unearthed some great recommendations, including a rarity; a Chateauneuf-du-Pape that we think is Fair Value. It is also noteworthy that all four of our wines are from France.  A word...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 19th August 2019 - August 22, 2019

 w/c 19th August 2019 With the Bank Holiday weekend approaching and the prospect of a return to summer weather, our Tasting Panel have picked out four tempting and excellent value picnic and barbeque wines. Interestingly, three are from Spain, which continue to perform strongly as a source of great value and...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 11th August 2019 - August 17, 2019

 w/c 11th August 2019 A busy few days has seen the Tasting Panel review 70 wines and, happily, there are some serious bargains to be had across the price range. Disappointingly, we found only around half of them to be Good Value or Fair Value so there is still some work...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 5th August 2019 - August 4, 2019

 w/c 5th August 2019 With the Tasting Panel away for a well-deserved break, we have taken a look back over the last few weeks at those wines which didn’t quite make it into the “Wines of the Week” but still caught our attention as offering decent quality at Good or Fair...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 29th July 2019 - August 3, 2019

 w/c 29th July 2019 It is purely coincidental that this is being written from the rolling wooded hills north of Siena but this week we have a distinctly Tuscan feel to the recommendations. Properly made, Sangiovese has the capacity to produce outstanding, fragrant wines, with distinct yet elegant structure that pairs...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 15th July 2019 - July 17, 2019

 w/c 15th July 2019 With summer returning this week, our Tasting Panel have taken a look at some sparkling wines and unearthed a few delicious and tastily-priced bargains. To start, though, we’ve picked a couple of still wines from Aldi in the £5 and under category that really stand out.   The Wotwine...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 8th July 2019 - July 12, 2019

 w/c 8th July 2019 A heavy tasting schedule this week has revealed some well-made and – our raison d’être – good value wines across the price range. We keep saying this but there are still too many (over 50% this week) which simply do not deliver on a price tag of...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 1st July 2019 - July 7, 2019

 w/c 1st July 2019 The Wotwine panel of independent experts tastes 40 – 60 supermarket wines a week to pick out the top buys for you. After a good run, it was a disappointing week for our Tasting Panel, with only four wines rated Good or even Fair Value. The only consolation...

Wotwine best value wines of the week – w/c 24th June 2019 - June 29, 2019

 w/c 24th June 2019 The Wotwine panel of independent experts tastes 40 – 60 supermarket wines a week to pick out the top buys for you.  It’s been a busy and productive week of tasting for our Panel and we’re excited to bring you four great recommendations across the entire range of...