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Up to 33% Off selected French & Italian Wine @ Marks & Spencer - plus Free delivery & £5 Off code !
Up to 33% Off selected French & Italian Wine @ Marks & Spencer - plus Free delivery & £5 Off code !

Up to 33% Off selected French & Italian Wine @ Marks & Spencer - plus Free delivery & £5 Off code !

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Now's the time to be buying wine @ M&S ... not only do they have up to 33% Off a selection of French and Italian wines but you also get Free delivery!

Plus .. get a further £5 Off your order using Discount Code: WINEDMSA

* Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12 - offer price £40.12 - £35.12 (with code)
* Easy Drinking Alfrescos - Case of 12 - offer price £50.91 - £45.91 (with code)
* Le Beau Cedre 2006, C? du Ventoux AC - Case of 12 - offer price £44.14 - £39.14 (with code)

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Order a case of the "Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12" for £35.12 delivered + 5% quidco - works out at £2.78 a bottle!!! HOT HOT HOT!!! :thumbsup:

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Wohoo ! Excellent ©™~UKJEZZA~™© :thumbsup:

I'll add that onto the small list in the OP

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Order a case of the "Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12" … Order a case of the "Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12" for £35.12 delivered + 5% quidco - works out at £2.78 a bottle!!! HOT HOT HOT!!! :thumbsup:



Not a big Chardonnay fan myself, but I can see the terrific value there, I may well get some of the others. Hot.

androoski;3063521

Not a big Chardonnay fan myself, but I can see the terrific value there, … Not a big Chardonnay fan myself, but I can see the terrific value there, I may well get some of the others. Hot.



Just getting into wine myself and have found Chardonnay to be the least overpowering in terms of after-taste. Reds always give me a headache, any others for a wine rookie you'd recommend?

Well spotted...At last a decent wine at a bargain price.
Rep added to..:thumbsup:

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Just getting into wine myself and have found Chardonnay to be the least … Just getting into wine myself and have found Chardonnay to be the least overpowering in terms of after-taste. Reds always give me a headache, any others for a wine rookie you'd recommend?



Chardonnay is yuk. Cloying.

Sauvignon Blanc is grapefruity and refreshing.
Pinot Grigio is more delicate. Often peachy type notes.
Chenin Blanc you should like if you like Chardonnay, Ditto Semillon.
Chablis is grown up and minerally.
Sancerre is another grown up wine. Delicate.
Prosecco is lightly sparkling and dry with peachy notes.

Red wines from Chile and Argentina always give me wine headaches. Rioja doesn't.

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Order a case of the "Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12" … Order a case of the "Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12" for £35.12 delivered + 5% quidco - works out at £2.78 a bottle!!! HOT HOT HOT!!! :thumbsup:



Very HOT but all gone - out of stock. :x

bwg;3063634

Chardonnay is yuk. Cloying.Sauvignon Blanc is grapefruity and … Chardonnay is yuk. Cloying.Sauvignon Blanc is grapefruity and refreshing. Pinot Grigio is more delicate. Often peachy type notes.Chenin Blanc you should like if you like Chardonnay, Ditto Semillon.Chablis is grown up and minerally.Sancerre is another grown up wine. Delicate.Prosecco is lightly sparkling and dry with peachy notes.



LOL :roll:

bwg;3063634

Chardonnay is yuk. Cloying.Sauvignon Blanc is grapefruity and … Chardonnay is yuk. Cloying.Sauvignon Blanc is grapefruity and refreshing. Pinot Grigio is more delicate. Often peachy type notes.Chenin Blanc you should like if you like Chardonnay, Ditto Semillon.Chablis is grown up and minerally.Sancerre is another grown up wine. Delicate.Prosecco is lightly sparkling and dry with peachy notes.Red wines from Chile and Argentina always give me wine headaches. Rioja doesn't.



Very useful, despite you dissing my beloved Chardonnay!! :x
I'll give the Chenin Blanc/Semillon a try moving forward. :thumbsup:

Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte Out of stock unfortunately.

Will have to stock up on a case or 2 i think. thanks op..

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The Alfresco case is good if you want a mixture of wines - I bought it a few weeks ago when they had a 15% voucher promo. An ideal taster case if you are not too familiar with Italian wines.

The Orvieto case for well under £40 with the voucher & quidco looks attractive. My favourite Italian white wine.

any thoughts on the best red anyone please? we normally buy spanish rioja but will try anything!! especially if its a bargain!!

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any thoughts on the best red anyone please? we normally buy spanish rioja … any thoughts on the best red anyone please? we normally buy spanish rioja but will try anything!! especially if its a bargain!!



Depends on whether you buy cheap joven rioja or spend 20+ quid on a bottle of gran reserva

In the sub £40 for a 12 bottle case bracket they have a Cote du Rhone which will be perfectly drinkable

In the £40-50 bracket they have a couple of Montepulciano d'Abruzzos. These are usually pretty reliable.

For about £50, less with quidco, you can have a case of wine from SW France. These should be lovely. marksandspencer.com/gp/…e=1
A good case, especially if you don't fancy having 12 bottles of the same thing.

If you like your rioja to have a bit of ageing in oak barrels then try marksandspencer.com/gp/…e=2 The "Élevé en fûts de chêne" means aged in oak barrels. It's priced a bit higher than I pay for everyday wine, but I might just order a 6 bottle case as it will be lovely.

After trawling through the various pages, this is the sweet spot in the offers:
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It's a 2006 red Bordeaux (claret) for under £4 a bottle if you use the voucher and quidco. M&S have pretty decent buyers and I would expect it to be rather palatable...

After trawling through the various pages, this is the sweet spot in the offers:
marksandspencer.com/gp/…ge=
It's a 2006 red Bordeaux (claret) for under £4 a bottle if you use the voucher and quidco. M&S have pretty decent buyers and I would expect it to be rather palatable...[/QUOTE]

Acquired, cheers all around. :thumbsup:

bwg;3063634

Chardonnay is yuk. Cloying.Sauvignon Blanc is grapefruity and … Chardonnay is yuk. Cloying.Sauvignon Blanc is grapefruity and refreshing. Pinot Grigio is more delicate. Often peachy type notes.Chenin Blanc you should like if you like Chardonnay, Ditto Semillon.Chablis is grown up and minerally.Sancerre is another grown up wine. Delicate.Prosecco is lightly sparkling and dry with peachy notes.Red wines from Chile and Argentina always give me wine headaches. Rioja doesn't.



The French have obviously done a good marketing job with you! Chablis is Chardonnay and Sancerre is Sauvignon Blanc. The French tend to name their wines by region rather than grape variety. You'll find Champagne is predominantly made with Chardonnay as well (pinot noir too).

The cheapest wines in the UK tend to be Chardonnay as it can be grown easiest (and they are often "cloying" as you point out), however there are plenty of good Chardonnays out there - just don't necessarily expect a good Chardonnay at sub £3 a bottle.

To avoid headaches with your reds you should avoid ones with added sulphites (not easy).

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mcgi6ah2;3065002

The cheapest wines in the UK tend to be Chardonnay as it can be grown … The cheapest wines in the UK tend to be Chardonnay as it can be grown easiest (and they are often "cloying" as you point out), however there are plenty of good Chardonnays out there - just don't necessarily expect a good Chardonnay at sub £3 a bottle.



The cheapest whites may contain chardonnay. Many don't, especially those from Italy & Spain. Probably the most widely grown grape variety is Ugni blanc (also known as trebbiano in Italy). Ugni blanc is high yielding and produces bland wines in all but a few areas, notably Orvieto. The high yield means the grape variety is a major constituent in cheap white wines.

For those who like chablis style white wines but do not like the price I suggest you try white Burgundy from the Macon Villages region. Fairly similar to chablis, made from chardonnay, although it does not have such a pronounced mineral edge. M&S have one, but it's not in the current promo. It comes from the less fashionable, southern end of Burgundy. Shop around and you might find one for a fiver - Tesco have one in their "Finest" range which is okay and sometimes discounted.

wessie;3064380

After trawling through the various pages, this is the sweet spot in the … After trawling through the various pages, this is the sweet spot in the offers:http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/product/B000WIXMXC/sr=1-9/qid=1222525201/ref=sr_1_9/026-0832829-8764409?ie=UTF8&node=64724031&m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&keywords=&mnSBrand=core&size=9&rh=&page=It's a 2006 red Bordeaux (claret) for under £4 a bottle if you use the voucher and quidco. M&S have pretty decent buyers and I would expect it to be rather palatable...



Thank you wessie, I went for a case of this Bordeaux, lets hope it's a good one.

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This offer is over now. They are discounting their Australian wines by 33% now.

I'll have a look to see if there are any bargains and start a new thread if appropriate.

Update: nothing in the new Aussie offering to tempt the discerning purchaser of plonk

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Order a case of the "Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12" … Order a case of the "Alasia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2007 - Case of 12" for £35.12 delivered + 5% quidco - works out at £2.78 a bottle!!! HOT HOT HOT!!! :thumbsup:



This arrived about a week ago and i'm a few bottles into the case now.
Very nice drop in my humble opinion - best Chardonnay of all the £3 - £5 bottles i've tried so far.
Thanks again to the OP!!!!! :thumbsup:
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