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Lorenzo’s Lockdown Wine Recommendations

Restaurant Manager at The Lock Bar & Kitchen, Lorenzo Rossi shares three of his latest wine recommendations.

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One of the perks of spending more time at home means we have more time to spend in the kitchen! Discover the perfect wine to accompany your meal with our wine recommendations, whether you’re a fan of classic red, light white or refreshing rosé.

Wine Selection

RED

Malbec Exquisite Collection | Aldi | £5.99

Made by Bodega Salentein in the Uco Valley at an altitude of more than 1,000 metres, Salentein wines feature in many Michelin starred restaurants. Cassis, ripe blueberries and violet notes make this an easy drinking red, perfect served with roast lamb.

Montes Cabernet Sauvignon | The Co-Op | £9.00

Colchagua valley in Chile has some of the finest vineyards and Montes is one of the leading producers. This Cabernet Sauvignon is complex with medium to full body, and notes of dark fruits, sweet spices and roasted coffee. Ideal when paired with steak.

WHITE

Gewurztraminer Cave de Turckeim | Waitrose | £10.99

This white is crafted in Alsace – the driest region in France, sheltered by the Vosges mountains close to Germany. With exotic fruits on the nose and a hint of glycerol on the palate, it’s perfectly soothing for dishes with a little heat. Being off-dry, this could also be paired with some light desserts.

White Wine Pouring

ROSÉ

Lyme Block English Rose | Aldi | £9.99

Crafted in Devon, this is an elegant wine with aromas of strawberries, cherries and rhubarb. Dry with a refreshing acidity and long finish, this is perfect as an aperitif and at just £9.99, it’s incredibly well-priced for an English rosé.

SPARKLING 

Balfour 1503 Foxwood Cuvee | The Co-Op | £17.50

A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meaunier, this English sparkling wine is made using the same method of Champagne. Expect fine bubbles and typical Champagne aromas of brioche and dough, with a vibrant palate of green apples and citrus fruits.

Fork & Spoon Sparkling Shiraz | Aldi | £6.99

With rich Shiraz flavours of dark cherries, damson and chocolate, this sparkling wine is a good alternative to Prosecco, just slightly sweeter.

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