Delivering complexity, body and length for a very reasonable £8.99 from Waitrose, this is a impressive, affordable red wine- and it paired beautifully with pumpkin pesto ravioli.
Not only is this Fleurie from Aldi suitable for vegans, it also represents a jump up in quality - again, not just because it is part of the supermarket's premium Exquisite Collection range of wines, but because Fleurie is an official 'Cru' of the Province of Beaujolais wine region.
Happy International White Wine Day 2019! If you're still trying to work out how August has crept up so quickly, maybe this lovely vegan-friendly Viognier from Sainsbury's' Taste the Difference range will be able to help. Great flavours and an even better price tag.
Move over oysters - pairing champagne with vegetables is so much more interesting. Homemade butternut squash and sage ravioli matched with Charles Heidsieck so beautifully, there should have been a second bottle opened to celebrate!