Trying this Malbec from Morrisons not only opened the door to the wonderful world of Patagonian Malbec, but also highlighted a great vineyard that makes the majority of its wines suitable for vegans! Great value for £10.
The first wine I've tried from Aldi's Classic Icons range, this vegan-suitable Portuguese red needed a little time to open up, but was very enjoyable.
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.
Nights are drawing in, and many of us crave warming red wines during the winter months. If you haven't already, try this inexpensive vegan Barbera from The Co-operative.
Supermarkets are often the go-to for easy vegan wine finds, and Aldi has a pretty extensive vegan section now. Here are my thoughts on this organic Spanish red blend from the Toro Loco collection.
£7.50 from Sainsbury's, this Pinot Noir is suitable for vegans, but unfortunately fell short on taste for a Pinot fan. A little rough around the edges with not much fruit, it did improve after some breathing time though!
Pasta, pizza, seafood. Italy is famous for a lot of gustatory delights - and of course, a few wines to go with them. If you're more familiar with supermarket aisles than a wine merchants when it comes to wine, try Morrisons 'The Best' Valpolicella Ripasso. Made by reusing Amarone grapes, it's rich, velvety, and just the thing for long evenings relaxing with a good book... and a startingly good price tag makes it go down even better!
Summer is here (sometimes, anyway) so it's time to celebrate, with barbecues and a glass of something unusual. Enter, Roc' Ambulle: a French sparkling wine....that's red! Blindfolded, you'd think this was fruit cider by the smell, but don't let it deceive you. Made from the local grape of Toulouse, t's remarkably dry and refreshing, and the perfect match for vegan barbecued tempeh kebabs, and chargrilled vegetables.
What better way to spend a weekend than touring a vineyard? Deep in the heart of the breath-taking Dorset countryside is the stunning, family-run (and vegan-friendly) Furleigh Estate, a champion of English wines.