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Old 27 Nov 20, 10:37 AM  
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Wine question!

We aren't really wine drinkers but we are wanting to buy some as part of Christmas gifts for family members. Sainsburys have one of the buy 6 get 25% off but I haven't got a clue!

Any recommendations of what to get? They have quite a lot of options, and we will probably pick them up when we go shopping tomorrow.

I'm sure some of you shop at Sainsbury's and buy wine

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Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a lovely wine.
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White or red?
If youre going for white, New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are much nicer than the Chilean ones IMO. Dry and crisp generally. Villa Maria do a great one.
If you prefer a less dry white, Chardonnay has has a bad press recently but is good if you go for the unoaked ones.
Red wines - light and fruity, maybe a Valpolicella, more body then a Primitivo (which is Zinfandel in the US). We like Italian reds rather than French and if you want a juicy heavy red then go for a South Australian Shiraz.
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White or red?
If youre going for white, New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are much nicer than the Chilean ones IMO. Dry and crisp generally. Villa Maria do a great one.
If you prefer a less dry white, Chardonnay has has a bad press recently but is good if you go for the unoaked ones.
Red wines - light and fruity, maybe a Valpolicella, more body then a Primitivo (which is Zinfandel in the US). We like Italian reds rather than French and if you want a juicy heavy red then go for a South Australian Shiraz.
Probably a mix, I think i'll write a quick list of what to look out for. x
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Probably a mix, I think i'll write a quick list of what to look out for. x
It's a bit of a minefield without knowing their tastes.

I like dry white and heavy reds, so whilst a nice Sauvignon Blanc would be well received, if you bought me a Chardonnay, I'd be keeping to give to someone else!

Maybe go for something sparkling as most people like a drop of fizz. Taking a quick look at Sainsbury's site, this Freixenet Prosecco comes in a lovely bottle which might make for a nice gift > sainsburys/gol-ui/...-prosecco-75cl
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New Zealand savignon blanc ..white
Italian frascati ...white
Argentinian malbec ..red
Spanish Rioja ..red
These are my favourites
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Only buy white so no idea on red
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Really helpful, thanks everyone. Good to have a bit of a recommendation I don't want to over think it, but otherwise DH will just pick up 6 bottles of the same which is a bit boring! lol
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May get the Villa Maria, haha only because i'm called Maria
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Sadly it's not on offer at the moment but the best NZ Sauvignon Blanc I have had is Mud House. 9 a bottle but does drop to circa 6

Brancott Estate is also good which reminds me I only have 8 bottles left.
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