£7.99, cellarandkitchen.adnams.co.uk and Adnams stores
Hear this: Portuguese wines are some of the most overlooked and underrated and you don’t have to go very far to find them. There are lots of warming, velvety reds around, from Dão, the Douro and Alentejo, but we can’t drink wall-to-wall reds from here until next spring, so here’s a wonderfully zippy white. Light in body but not on flavour, it has a delicately honeyed, citrus and quince taste with a hint of baked apple and a refreshing, crisp, dry finish. It’s ideal as an aperitif and makes a great party white, but it won’t be fazed by light fish dishes and salads. Pub quiz fact: Loureiro is the grape variety and this blend also includes a little Alvarinho – better known under its Spanish alias Albariño.
João Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Loureiro 2014, Portugal
£7.99, cellarandkitchen.adnams.co.uk and Adnams stores.