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:


The next Lidl Wine Tour comes round on March 28th and features, in my humble opinion, some absolute beauties. So this could be a long missive……..
Dry Whites
Tête à Tête Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris - £7.99 - A beautiful blend from Alsace, off-dry, lime-scented, satisfying and refreshing.
Greco di Tufo - £6.99 - Really top class dry white from inland of Naples. Genuinely, would still be good value at twice the price.
Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner Terraces - £7.49 - Lovely expression of the classic Austrian grape - dry, vital and appetising.
Champagne Premier Cru Senneval - £14.99 - Fine, classy Champagne for those who like a bit of maturity.
Rosado Cariñena - £5.49 - Crisp, dry rosé that has proper flavour - unlike many of those from Provence.
Dão Reserva Torre de Ferro - £6.99 - Remarkably classy wine for the price from Portugal, arguably the world’s best source of good value wines at present.
Cahors - £5.99 - Elegant rather than powerful, lovely balance, just rather delicious
Carles Priorat Crianza - £6.99 - This one IS powerful! Bold, gutsy red from one of Spain’s most exciting wine regions, Priorat.
EJE Monastrell - £5.99 - Rich, fruity red, flavoursome and satisfying - Spain does this sort of red SO well.
Sweet wines
Tokaji Szamarodni Beres - £6.99 for 50cl - Lidl seem to have a knack of finding really interesting, not too expensive sweet whites. Another beauty from Hungary’s famous Tokaji region.
Malaga Virgen Moscatel - £6.99 for 50cl - Rich, complex, balanced, a real treat. Sweet, yes…….and gloriously so.
But honestly, nearly all the wines in this selection are worth recommending as the notes and scores in store will testify.

Richard Bampfield MW

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