TwitterIt had to happen. Tweeting has been added to my vocabulary. Since 2008 my once-a-week column on Mature Times has been finding and recommending tasty wines. And now all that is available daily through Twitter. Every day I’ll tweet a tasting note on a supermarket wine and odds-on it’ll be the one I’ve just matched to my evening meal. So I’ll also let you know what nosh goes with what wine.

And if the wine has 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 here and on Twitter.

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PG Wine Tips

£3.99 and under

There are still some good bottles to be found that cost the same as a couple of National Lottery tickets.

Sainsbury’s South African Chenin Blanc
£3.79 Sainsbury’s

Apple, peach and apricot aromas with flavours of bubblegum and butter pastry.

Vina PomalVina Maipo Chilean Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
£3.99 Sainsbury’s (down from £7.99 until August 31st)

Smoky aromas with chewy berry fruit and cocoa flavours. Match with Bolognese and garlic bread.

£5.99 and under

There are a few fruity, slurpable wines among the forgettable masses.

Spar Italian Soave
£4.49 Spar (down from £4.99 until September 15th)

Quaffable wine. Creamy hawthorn aromas with apple and melon flavours. There’s a touch of pear-skin tannin and astringency to balance it all out.

Costs a bit more, but tastes great

Sometimes a bottle of wine tastes so fab it's still a bargain whatever it costs.

Tesco Finest Italian Bonotto Raboso
£6.99 Tesco

Dark red wine with gravy and cigar smoke aromas, followed with spicy damson and blackcurrant flavours.

Ernst Loosen German Riesling 2009
£6.98 Asda

Medium-sweet wine with toffee apple flavours. Very low in alcohol – only 8.5%.

Calloway Crossing Australian Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
£8.99 Tesco

Juicy flavours of blackcurrant, cherry and plum jam.

This article has appeared as Paula's Wines of the Week on Mature Times