Two fresh and fruity summer wines for under €10

Wines for the Weekend: Ideal for sipping al fresco with or without food

Summer is all about feeling relaxed, sitting down outdoors, enjoying the sunshine. Right now, the rain is pouring down outside but I live in hope that summer will return for the rest of August. Today, I feature two fresh and fruity summery white wines, each costing less than €10. They would be ideal for sipping al fresco with or without food. Alternatively, if you have something to celebrate, why not treat yourself to a bottle of Champagne? The Aldi Veuve Monsigny Brut is great value at €19.99 a bottle.

Castellore Organic Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2021

Fresh and reviving with pears, red apples and crisp lemon zest. By itself or with prawn and chicken salads. 12% abv, €7.99 from Aldi.

Specially Selected Picpoul de Pinet 2022

Vibrant green apple and pear fruits with lively citrus notes. Perfect solo or with all kinds of shellfish. Locally, they drink it with oysters and mussels. 12.5% abv, €9.99 for Aldi.