Marks & Spencer Classics wine sale: what to buy

Wines for the Weekend: The range showcases classic styles of wine from around the world at affordable price

I first covered the Marks & Spencer Classics Range soon after it was launched three years ago. It has now grown to more than 30 wines, all available in stores across Ireland. The labelling is simple and easy to understand. The idea is to showcase classic styles of wine from around the world at affordable prices. Overall, I think it succeeds. Most of the wines were true to their origin and offer very good value for money.

For the next few weeks, Marks & Spencer has a special offer on some of the Classics range. In addition to the two wines below, I would recommend the Classics No30 Grüner Veltliner (€10.40 down from €13), the Classics No. 15 Picpoul de Pinet (€10.60 down from €13.25) and the Classics No. 23Chianti Riserva (€10.49 down from €13).

M&S Classics No. 14 Albariño Rías Baixas 2022, Spain

Succulent ripe pear fruits with lemon zest. Perfect with all kinds of seafood, especially shellfish. It would also make a pre-dinner great sipping wine. 12.5%abv, €14 down from €17.50.

M&S Classics No. 38 Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021, New Zealand

Elegant red cherries and raspberry fruits with a touch of spice. Try it with roast chicken, duck or grilled salmon steaks. 12.5% €14.40 down from €18.