Sainsburys House Claret (Episode 221 – Part 3)

In this episode, we try to find some good quality wines for under or around the £6 mark which are freely available in UK Supermarkets.

In the second part of this episode, we taste Sainsbury’s House Claret wine which is a name typically the British give to Bourdeaux wines.

French wines, as we often mentioned, because of the high-quality reputation, tend to be priced higher than wines from other countries, so the price of this wine at £5.00 is even more remarkable.

To the sight, the wine looks a very deep ruby and looks to have more viscosity than the previous wine we had just tasted in Part 2 (Kourtaki’s Retsina)

On the nose, the aroma is very distinctive of French wine, it has blackcurrant, spice and even strawberry!

On the palette, we were very pleasantly surprised, for the price point for a French wine we were fearing the taste would be wanting but this wine far exceeded our expectations.

The fruit flavour came first through, to begin with, followed by the tannins at the end which just last for a very short burst.

There is hardly any length, but for a quaffable wine, this is excellent value!


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Tasting Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux (Episode 92 Part 1)

We taste a great Sauvignon Blanc from France’s Bordeaux region – how will it compare with Sauvignons from other countries and indeed other wine producing areas of France.

This particular Bordeaux Sauvignon is available from Sainsburys and is part of their Taste the Difference range.


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Pasta Risotto Wine Pairing- Episode 30

Following on from our last Episode we have teamed up with the Naughty Food Chef again to pair a wine with their fantastic Pasta Risotto – it’s delicious and so is the wine that John matches with it. Follow this link to take a look at Naughty Food Chef’s channel […]