Two wines for sunny outdoor evenings. Or for inside, watching the rain

John Wilson’s wines for the weekend: A bargain Cava and a Sauvignon, both M&S

Wines for the weekend: Marks & Spencer Cava Brut NV and Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2018, both €10.50

Wines for the weekend: Marks & Spencer Cava Brut NV and Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2018, both €10.50

 

Met Éireann is certainly hedging its bets with the weekend forecast: “Mixed weather conditions with showers on both days and some sunshine in between. Temperatures may recover a bit to more seasonal values.”

Being an optimist, I’ll go for the sunshine-in-between bit, with two light, refreshing, summery white wines, one sparkling, both from Marks & Spencer.

Marks & Spencer Cava Brut NV, €10.50
Tiring of Prosecco? M&S Cava Brut is a bargain. It is light and fruity with a dry finish. This would be perfect to drink sitting out in the evening sun – or inside watching the rain pour down.

Marks & Spencer Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2018, €10.50
A mere 11.5 per cent in alcohol, this fresh, fruit-filled Sauvignon Blanc is more than a match for any Marlborough savvy. Its soft, ripe apple fruits and zesty lime pair well with salads, recipes with soft goat’s cheese, and seafood pasta.

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