What I admire about M&S is that they don’t always play it safe. They have introduced some slightly more off-piste wines into their range this Spring, giving their customers the chance to try something new.
For Prosecco fans there’s a Brazilian Glera alternative – the Vinicola Salton ‘Riosecco’ for £9. Also from Brazil, if you like perfumed and floral wines, check out the Miolo ‘Araucaria’ Riesling-Pinot Grigio for £9.
The English wine range is strong and rather broad, with some delicious rose’s, perfect for summer sipping. As well as a superb Pinot Blanc by Stopham Estate and a classy light red from Maud Heath.
The USA range is fun and worth checking out, with some interesting blends at very fair prices from New York State.
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2015 Brotherhood Winery New York State White; Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling dominant; Floral, perfumed, peach, pear and prickle; £8
2015 Precept ‘The Originals’ Riesling Columbia Valley; pear, peach, grape, honey, touch of sweetness, refreshing; £10
2015 Plaimont Producteurs Gers, South West France; citrus, sherbet, prickly and refreshing; £5.50
Bosman ‘Fides’ Grenache Blanc Wellington South Africa; Savoury, citrus, toast, cream and crisp, structured and interesting; £14
Stopham Estate Pinot Blanc West Sussex England; GREAT; greengage, chamomile, crisp and refreshing, lingers; £15
Maud Heath Tytherton Red Wiltshire England; Pinot Noir and Rondo; Blueberry, vanilla, red cherry, earth, thyme, savoury spice; £20
Paul Cluver ‘Ferricrete’ Riesling Elgin South Africa; delicate, mineral, lime, grapefruit, honey; DELICIOUS; £13
Union Wine Co ‘Underwood’ Pinot Noir Oregon USA; gently, elegant, soft red fruit, spiced; £13
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Margaret River Australia; 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot; knocked my socks off! rich, smooth, smoked, dark, LOVELY; £45