So, I know recent chats about Duty/VAT etc has highlighted how it’s worth spending more per bottle, but I think it’s daft to almost abandon under-£7 wines when there’s often delicious everyday drinking to be found, and in some cases astronomical value for money!
I’m sure we all have a few great-value everyday gems up our sleeves, so who fancies revealing your top three go-to under-£7 wines, whether from The Society or elsewhere?
I’ll start (obviously!):
The Society’s Australian Chardonnay, £6.95
This is just LOVELY. Amazing complexity for the price, and such a gorgeous, effortlessly drinkable texture. I struggle to find chardonnay this good anywhere else for under £7 so would love any other recommendations!
Percheron Shiraz-Mourvèdre, Swartland 2016, £5.95
This gorgeous red never fails to surprise me thanks to its delicious complexity and balance. Probably my go-to under £6 red.
For the sake of balance, I’ll also list one of my favourite non-Society (gasp! Surely not! etc) wines:
Exquisite Clare Valley Riesling, £6.99 at Aldi
Is it ‘exquisite’? No. But it’s delicious and I think gives a good representation of Clare Valley riesling from what I’ve tried before, and does a much better job than its price tag would lead you to believe. I don’t generally champion Aldi wines based on my overall experience but there really are some hidden treasures, this being one of them!
Looking forward to hearing your recommendations!