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Marks & Spencer wines: top buys for summer

We recommend 34 super summer sippers (23 of them under £10), including an excellent range of rosés and sparklings, plus a host of deliciously diverse Italian wines, both red and white.

The 2022 summer releases of Marks & Spencer wines are more diverse than ever, with more than 120 sparklings, whites, rosés and reds, including 25 new wines.

Launched for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was the UK’s first supermarket own-label Charmat (tank-method) English sparkling, Bramble Hill. Sales of English sparkling were up 36% at M&S over the past year, so for Brits who love Prosecco but want to be patriotic, this is the fizz for you.

Elsewhere in the supermarket’s enviable sparkling range are the reliable Louis Vertay and Delacourt Champagne labels, great-value Bourgogne and Bordeaux crémants, a Blanquette de Limoux and traditional-method English sparkling from Chapel Down and Balfour Winery.

Balfour is also behind Lark Song, one of seven new rosés joining the already extensive Marks & Spencer wines range. This includes an organic Monastrell from Yecla in Spain’s Murcia region which, for £7, punches above its weight.

Launched last year, the M&S Found range features ‘hidden gems’, all at £10 or under. The new season welcomes new vintages of favourites including Ribolla Gialla and Moschofilero-Roditis blend, as well as newcomers such as Weissburgunder, Zweigelt and Alicante Bouschet.

Marks & Spencer has also fulfilled its pledge to offer a 100% vegan own-label wine range by summer 2022. And look out for new in-store initiatives to make your wine selection easier.

Perhaps due to the pandemic, the M&S online range has expanded from a quarter to more than half of the wines available in store. (Although not all premises carry the full range, most will order in specific wines for customers.) This bolsters the good range offered at online grocer Ocado, of which M&S owns a 50% retail share.

The first 34 wines below are from tastings in May 2022. The following wines are from tastings in 2021. All wines are available from one or both of M&S (in store and on online) or Ocado (online only).


Marks & Spencer wines: the ones to try


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