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Five wines for £5 or under

Tasty and cheap - perfect for a boozy, pre-payday weekend

FIVE WINES FOR £5 OR UNDER

Juicy red

“Wine Atlas Frappato (£4.50, Asda), is a brambly, spicy, juicy red from Sicily, made from the local frappato grape by one of the island’s most respected producers,” says Philippa Carr, Asda’s master of wine. “Match it with roasted vegetables, any kind of chicken dish or try serving it ever so slightly chilled with grilled tuna.”

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Citrus aperitif

“For something a little lighter, a glass of Vinho Verde (£5, Sainsbury’s) is a classic Portuguese aperitif,” says Sainsbury’s winemaker and technical manager, Richard Maltby. “With its crisp citrus and melon notes, it works wonderfully served chilled alongside a fresh seafood dish.”

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Zesty limes

“Falernia PX (£5, M&S) is a wine from the very north of Chile, the Elqui valley, where grapes grow at high altitude, producing amazing fresh whites,” says M&S wine buyer Emma Dawson. “PX is a grape commonly used to make pisco or sweet wine in Spain but here the winemaker has made it into a fortified wine with incredible results. It has a powerful zesty lime character with a rich undertone of guava and melon. Fantastic with Mexican or Asian food.”

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Crisp and zingy

“Cotes de Gascogne Blanc (£4.50, Tesco), wine comes from the south-west of France and is a blend of traditional grape varieties from that region: ugni blanc and colombard,” says Katie Thompson, wine expert at wine merchant PLB. “If you like sauvignon blanc you should try this – it’s crisp and refreshing, packed full of citrus fruit flavours including grapefruit and lemon. I would recommend with goat’s cheese or shellfish. It’s also perfect when chilled and drunk on its own.”

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