Bank holiday wines
Continuing my theme of really good inexpensive wines, here are a couple more you should try if you can.
The first is Dr L Riesling 2007 from the Mosel, which is the entry level Dr Loosen wine made from brought in fruit. At just under £7 in loads of outlets (Sainsbury, Waitrose, Tesco et al) it's a cracking introduction to Mosel Riesling with brilliant balance and a hint of sweetness.
The second is one of Portugal's best value wines: Sogrape's Pena de Pato 2005 Dao. Brilliantly vivid, brightly fruited and with a twist of meaty, spicy complexity, it's a modern-styled yet expressive red wine that massively over-delivers for its £5.99 price point (Waitrose, Majestic). Buy by the case for summer drinking, and chill lightly on hot days.