week beginning 06/04/2009Why not print this page off as your shopping list?
the Times – Jane MacQuitty2007 Chablis, Union des Viticulteurs de Chablis, Marks & Spencer £8.49 until April 13
A classy, leafy chablis with fine, floral, lemony, chardonnay fruit on the palate.2007 Saint Maurice, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Marks & Spencer, £4.99 until April 13
A simple, peppery, grenache-dominant red.2008 Runestone Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc, Co-op, £4.99 until April 19
bargain sparky, herby Kiwi sauvignon, complete with musky, faintly tropical fruit.2008 Limited Release Cape Gewürztraminer, Co-op, £3.99 until April 19
tasty, off-dry South African gewürz oozing soft, rich, citrus and lychee fruit.2007 Nature, Visan, Domaine La Fourmente, A & B Vintners £9.95; Amphora £10.45
top-dog organic Rhône red; heaves with vibrant, spicy, grenache and syrah fruit.
the Sunday Times – Bob TyrerProsecco La Marca NV, £6.99 Waitrose.
Basic and bubbly with a softness that masks an underlying bitternessTesco Finest Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Spumante, £8.99
A big step up: the extra £2 brings in flowers and a bowl of fruit.Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut Jeio Bisol NV, £9.99 The Winesmith
Floral, fruity, persistent bubbles; verve from blending a bit of pinot bianco
the Independent – Anthony Rose2006 Syrah, Cave de Saint Désirat. Buy 2 = £4.99, Majestic
attractive young syrah; juicy summer-berry fruitiness2007 Château Gaillard Reuilly, Loire. £9.99, M&S
pure, full-flavoured; fine-textured stonefruit and flinty minerality.2004 Alter Ego de Château Palmer. £29.99 Sainsbury’s Fine Wine to 14 April
all about aroma and fresh, elegant black fruit flavour.
the Observer – Tim AtkinJacob’s Creek Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Sparkling Brut (£8.99, 12%, widely available)
fruity, surprisingly dryLindauer Special Select Brut (£9.99, 12%, Waitrose)
malty, more developedCave de Bailly (£9.99, 12%, Marks & Spencer)
chalky, all-Chardonnay sparkling BurgundyDeutz Marlborough Cuvée Brut (£10.99, 12%, Booths; £11.99, Oddbins)
vibrant, yet refinedGreen Point Brut Rosé (£17.99, or 2 @ £11.99 each, Majestic)
raspberryish, fine-bubbled2005 Camel Valley Cornwall Pinot Noir (£29.95, 12.5%, camelvalley.com)
stylish, flavoursome, beautifully poised2006 Ridgeview Merret Cavendish Brut (£19.95, 12%, ridgeview.co.uk)
refreshingly dry, toasty, complex2008 Gran Tesoro Garnacha, Campo de Borja (£3.49, 13.5% Tesco)
juicy, peppery; strawberry and raspberry fruit in abundance
the Telegraph – Susy AtkinsChateau Reysson 2005, Bordeaux, France (Tesco, £8.48 until 14 April)
big, ripe, deliciously rich Bordeaux red, based on cabernetVilla Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2007 (WRack and Thresher, £14.99)
Sweetly scented, smooth, fruity red with a succulent, raspberry toneCune Rioja Reserva 2004, Spain (Waitrose, £11.49)
Plenty of red-berry fruit and oak, and a rounded, supple finish.
the Guardian – Victoria MooreHatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko 2007 (£9.19, Waitrose; 13.5% abv)
courses with minerality, leaving a pithy grapefruit taste in your mouthBründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Berg-Vogelsang 2007 (£12.99, selected Waitrose)
filled with air and light, like looking through vast picture windows on to a clean, green landscapeDe Forville Barbera d’Asti 2006 (£8.99, down from £10.99 when you buy two, Majestic)
edginess of sour cherries; spice of its 12 months in oak; delicate, dusty, perfumed flavoursKanonkop Paul Sauer 2005 (£17.99, selected Tesco; 14.5% abv)
sit down in a leather armchair, inhale and, slowly, sip one glass rather than bolt twoTorres Viña Sol Rosé 2008 (£4.79, down from £5.99 until 21 April, Waitrose)
Dry, with vigorous flavour and good weight, you could get through a lot of this