Save on great wines and fizz deals this Easter.April 2, 2014 by The Co-op Observer
You can rely on The Co-operative to have a great selection of wines at a good price, and when weâ€™re just around the corner thereâ€™s hardly any point having several bottles taking up space at home. That is unless there are excellent offers available that make it worth stocking up. There are wine deals and fizz deals at The Co-operative this Easter that are worth remembering and making the most of.
A glass of fizz is a good way to kick off a celebration, even if all youâ€™re celebrating is some favourite friends coming around to the house. The delicious Italian Prosecco Superiore from Adelletto is a great choice right now as there is a third of a bottle up until 22 April. Itâ€™s a good deal usually at Â£10.49 a bottle, but during the prosecco promotion itâ€™s only Â£6.99.
Prosecco is a delicious aperitif and it has seen a sharp rise in popularity in recent years as more countries have caught on to its often excellent flavours, yet accessible price. This is largely due to its manufacture using the Charmant method, where its 2nd fermentation is in tanks rather than in the bottle as is the case with Champagne.
Prosecco is a good substitute for champagne and is the original fizz behind the famous bellini, now a few of those would really get the party started!
Because it doesnâ€™t ferment in the bottle there is no point keeping prosecco as you might with a fine champagne. That sounds like great news to me, letâ€™s pop the cork and have a ball!
Staying in Italy thereâ€™s a new duo, a red and a white from the same wineries, on the shelves at The Co-operative. Try the wines from Monte Giove, produced in Lanuvio which supplied the people of ancient Rome, if theyâ€™ve been producing great wines there for thousands of years they should be pretty good by now.
The Pinot Grigio Chardonnay is a crisp unoaked white with intense fruity flavours and may be the perfect partner for your fish supper on Good Friday, having said that I intend to roast a big lamb joint on Easter Sunday and Iâ€™ll be accompanying that with the Sangiovese Merlot, itâ€™s not a heavy wine, but it does have good body and spice thatâ€™ll go well with the succulent lamb. Itâ€™s equally good with a mid week pasta dish. Both the red and the white are part of the wine offers and have a third off. Theyâ€™re just Â£4.99 a bottle, down from Â£7.49.
A wine Iâ€™ll definitely try to stock up on over the coming couple of weeks is the Muriel Rioja Reserva 2009. Thereâ€™s a third off a bottle, making it just Â£6.99. I think this is a bargain worth hunting down. The grapes are basket pressed, and aged in French (20%) and American (80%) oak barrels for three years then left in bottle for a further two years. Itâ€™s ruby in colour with brick red highlights. And as the experts say this is a traditional and elegant Rioja combining supple flavours with complexity. And I say itâ€™s great with lamb, a mighty cheddar, or just for an enjoyable glass in the evening.
The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Viognier Pays DOC 2012 as a good white thatâ€™s as ideal for a sunny weekend afternoon as it is accompanying fish or pasta. Thereâ€™s Â£2 off a bottle up to the end of Easter making it Â£6.99. Serve it chilled, but not too cold 10 â€“ 12 degrees centigrade is ideal.
Make a trip to The Co-operative over the next few weeks and be sure to pick up a bottle or two from the excellent range of wine deals and prosecco deals. You can find these deals and more on the deals app, and by looking through the deals section of the website. Take it easy, drink responsibly and have a lovely Easter break. The deals Iâ€™ve mentioned here are available in most stores from 2nd to 22nd April.