Marks & Spencer wine buyers Belinda Kleinig and Sue Daniels have released a 34-strong ‘Classics’ range, priced from £7 to £12, in what represents the supermarket’s biggest wine launch in recent years.
The pair began by focusing on the best-loved wine styles then sourcing the highest quality at an accessible price. Many are the same wines M&S customers have long loved, just repackaged, while some are different wines from the same producers, and others are from completely new suppliers.
With M&S now having a 50% share in the retail side of online grocer Ocado, this should improve what has previously been lacking from its offer – a good online wine range, which currently only provides customers with about a quarter of the 400 wines available in store.
See Tina Gellie’s top picks below from the 2020 autumn press tasting, including three great-value French fizzes, award-winning names from Australia and some classic ‘Classics’ from Rioja, Chianti, Bordeaux and Burgundy.