The Friday 5 #72
FinewineFriday #3, this week’s best wine buys, the ultimate Greek salad and a 20% discount from Maltby & Greek
I’ve just got back from a week of supermarket wine tastings in London which has felt more than a little surreal against the unimaginable horror of what has been going on in Israel and Gaza.
In the absence of being able to do anything about the situation I guess we just have to carry on but at times it does seem jarringly discordant.
Anyway I thought it might be helpful to those of you who are looking for suggestions of what to put on the table this weekend to flag up my latest Guardian column which this week is all about the exciting new wave of ciders that are being made in the UK. But if you want to take advantage of my latest supermarket wine recommendations, discover the wine that I’ve picked for this week’s #finewinefriday and take advantage of Maltby & Greek’s very generous 20% discount you’ll need to sign up.
As I’ve pointed out before I do try to keep the price of a subscription affordable - you can join for as little as £4.50 a month or for just £3.50 a month if you take out a year’s subscription which is what I paid for a cup of tea in Islington yesterday 🙄.
And it will save you money and help you drink better. Sound good to you? Come along for the ride.
10 of the best buys from the Co-op
I’m a big fan of the Co-op. Their range may not be the most extensive, especially if you shop from one of their smaller stores, but it’s one of the most ethical and sustainable supermarkets (all their South African wines are Fairtrade) and their pricing is transparent. They do have special offers but not that many of them and they try to price their wines fairly.
Their best ranges are from France, Italy and South Africa. I’ll be writing more about some of their more expensive wines in the run-up to Christmas but here are some of today’s finds.