Following the very successful wine tasting hosted by Lidl's master of Wine - Richard Bampfield, we get his personal updates on what is good at Lidl! The latest is:


 

Once again, the wine shelves of your local Lidl are about to receive a fresh influx of wine - on September 27th, to be precise.  And here, as ever, are my recommendations………
 
Sparkling
Crémant de Bourgogne Brut - £7.99 - Good, easy-drinking, dry fizz
Champagne Comte de Senneval - £6.99 (37.5cl) - half bottle of decent Champagne - every fridge should have one.
 
Dry white wines
Sancerre Nicolas Carlin - £11.99 - Pricey……..but a market-leading price for Sancerre these days.
Picpoul de Pinet Mascavinae - £6.99 - excellent, refreshing example of this popular dry white.
 
Rosé
Côté Garrigue Rosé - £5.99 - Ideal, dry, good value southern French rosé for the Indian summer…..
 
Reds
Regnié 2017 Beaujolais - £7.99 - Juicy, perfumed red, refreshing, not too heavy
Cahors Clos des Batuts - £6.99 - Oaky, full of flavour, excellent value for Cahors, the French home of Malbec.
Fitou Les Cazals Cascatel - £8.99 - Outstanding, full-bodied dry red from this under-rated French wine region - really worth a try, it is very good.
Minervois Château Pinenc - £6.49 - Another flavoursome red from the same part of France as the Fitou above
Gigondas - £11.99 - Sometimes known as “poor man’s Chateauneuf” - well worth putting a bottle or three aside for the winter
 
Sweet whites
Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh - £7.99 - This wine is becoming a regular in Lidl Wine Tours, simply because it is popular and such good value.
Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois - £5.99 (50cl) - another beautiful, grapey sweet white.

 

Happy Drinking!
Richard

 

Richard Bampfield MW

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