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John Wilson: Two great-value wines from Lidl

Wines for the Weekend: The Austrian wine in particular is worth trying if you like light whites

This week, I take a look at two wines from Lidl. I have featured them both in the past, but they offer great value for money, the Grüner Veltliner in particular, so I thought it was worth reminding you. Austrian wine is usually good but rarely cheap, so if you enjoy light white wines, this is well worth trying out. The price has crept up by a euro since last year, but it is still great value. The label on the Rioja has changed slightly but I think it is the same wine.

Grüner Veltliner Trocken Reserve 2022, Niederösterreich, Austria

Fresh easy pears and peaches with a touch of ginger. Perfect on its own or with Asian fish dishes.

13% abv. €8.99 from Lidl

Rioja Alta 2022, Ermita de San Felices

An unoaked Rioja with fresh dark cherry fruits, good acidity and light tannins. Try it with lamb or a herby bean and tomato stew.


14% abv, €11.99 from Lidl