Paula's Wines of the Week with Mature Times

PaulaMy new weekly wine column Paula's Wines of the Week for Mature Times website is now live. Each week I’ll be finding and recommending tasty wines. And if these have been marked down by a couple of pounds a bottle, even better. Because good wine needn't be an expensive business, but working your way through the bland and disappointing can be. That's where I come in.

I'll sort out the bargains from the you've-got-to-be-kidding bottles for you. Only wines that pass the taste test and are easily available will get recommended. Two of the six wines are on special offer right now - try these as a starter.

FairhillsFairhills Mendoza Vineyards Shiraz Tempranillo 2007, £3.69 Tesco (down from £4.99 until July 29)
This high-class pizza wine tastes and smells of jam, and pots of it. Blackcurrant, plum and strawberry all mingle nicely in this Argentinian red wine. There's really nothing to dislike.

Codorníu Reserva Raventos Cava Brut, £9.99 for one at Majestic or buy 2 or more bottles and pay £6.66 a bottle
The best sparkling wine around. Once you've tasted the magnificent combination of apples, pears, satsumas and lemonade with a zingy sherbet finish you'll wish you'd bought more. This wine makes a trip out to Majestic worth while.

If you want to tell me about a bargain bottle spotted at the supermarket or off-licence then contact me through the Assistant Editor Kate Morley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or using my Contact Paula form.