Chablis bottlesButtery, creamy, lemony, rich, sharp and biscuity are just a few of the flavours found in wines made with the Chardonnay grape. This multi-faceted grape variety can be found growing in hundreds of countries around the world, and there are just as many flavours to be found in the resulting wines. But you won’t have to buy an around the world ticket to taste them, all that is required is a quick trip to the supermarket where luckily you’ll find many on special offer.

Through sheer number Majestic tops this week’s Chardonnay offers list with fifty straight Chardonnay and Chardonnay-blends starting at £4.99 for Luis Felipe Edwards Chilean Mountain View Chardonnay. But to enjoy this offer, and the other forty-nine, you’ll have to buy two or more bottles from the offer wine’s country.

Villa Maria ChardonnayNext in the offers numbers is Tesco where the big-name brands are down to £4.99 or £5: Chilano Signature Chardonnay, Hardy’s Varietal Chardonnay, Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay and their Chardonnay Semillon blend are all down in price until January 31st. But spend another £2 and you can bag yourself Tesco’s best bargain – Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay down £3 to £6.99 until February 21st. This is a genuine offer on a complex but ever reliable wine which is worth its full price tag.

But Asda shoppers needn’t bother looking for the ‘Rollback’ offers as they’re already served with three perfectly respectable Chardonnays at their everyday price of £4: Karadoc Station Chardonnay, Arniston Bay Chardonnay and Banrock Station Chardonnay Colombard blend – this last one is also available in a 3-litre winebox version at the same unit price.

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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.

Errazuriz ChardonnayErrazuriz Chilean Chardonnay

3 for £10 Asda (down from £4.98 each)

Ripe, rich flavours at a bargain price. In fact if you see any Errazuriz wine for under a fiver then buy it.

Kumala Zenith South African Chenin Blanc Chardonnay

£3.99 Morrisons (down from £9.99 until February 5)

It’s from South Africa so it won’t be subtle but it is cheap.

£5.99 and under

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

Rosemount Reserve Australian Semillon Verdelho Chardonnay

£4.49 Co-op (down from £8.49 until January 17th)

Wolf Blass Australian Red Label Chardonnay Semillon 2010

£5.99 Co-op (down from £8.49 until January 17th

Two more reliable big-names on offer with big flavours.

Louis Jadot MarsannayCosts a bit more, but tastes great

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

Louis Jadot French Marsannay Blanc 2008

£10.99 Majestic (buying 2+ bottles)

This is a Chardonnay but hidden behind the Burgundian village name of Marsannay. Creamy apple, melon and celery dryness that sells for over £16 a bottle in many independent wine shops.

opened champagneUnless champagne's marketing men disappear, their sparkling wine will always be the first choice for celebrations. But many countries get their white wines to sparkle using the same techniques as those of champagne. But they can't say so on the label.

trophyTop Ten Rosé Wines of 2011 this week, and any one of them chilled makes an ideal partner to lighter Christmas meats such as turkey and cold ham. But darker coloured rosés, the result of soaking grape skins in the must for 3 days rather than 3 hours, could easily be mistaken for light reds and can cope with more robustly-flavoured meals like roast beef and mushroom stroganoff. So if you’re looking for a versatile wine that will please everyone then try a rosé from the top ten.

trophyTop Eight After Dinner Red Wines of 2011 this week. That’s more than the promised five as a late surge in great tasting and great value wines was found to match the cheese and nuts course. All eight are deeply fruity and contain more alcohol than is usual in red wine - which describes exactly what Ruby and Tawny ports are about. But ports aren’t the only choice for after dinner reds.