Some purchases from Waitrose with 25% off deal

I’m not really the kind of wine person to tell you what you should buy – I have no idea what you like and when you will be drinking the wine.

What I can do, if it happens to interest you, is let you know where I spend my money from time to time in case it gives you any ideas. These are NOT tasting notes as I have not yet opened them, but hopefully I will find time to write about them as and when I do.

On that basis, here are some of the wines that arrived today from Waitrose Wine who always have a very interesting range and happen to be offering 25% off until June 6th:

La Monacesca 2010 Verdicchio di Matelica, Marche, Italy (£8.24)

I’ve written about this delicious white winebefore, and this is the latest vintage. Have loved it before, so have high hopes

Arco de Esporão 2010 Alentejo, Portugal (£7.11)

Yalumba Viognier 2010 Eden Valley, S Australia (£8.99)

Two wines recommended by my friend and great wine writer Sarah Ahmed on her blog, The Wine Detective

Château des Vaults, La Jalousie 2010 Savennières, Loire, France (£11.24)
I have not tasted this wine, but Savennières is an unusual dry take on Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley and at this price it was worth trying.

Judith Beck Blaufränkisch Alte Lagen 2009 Burgenland, Austria (£10.49)
Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Berg-Vogelsang 2010/11 Kamptal, Austria (12.74)

Feeding my love of Austrian wines, a red from my favourite Austrian grape made by what sounds like a very talented winemaker. The white, the Gruner is a classic style from a top wine producer, and something to keep for a special occasion.