Far be it from me to discourage dry Monday, but sometimes needs must.
There's no need to scrimp on quality simply because of budget, however.
And that's where Spanish wine comes in. Often very keenly priced, but with a great range available in most supermarkets, a decent bottle around £7 is usually forthcoming.
To save further, one must plan ahead. It's been a very long time since Purple Teeth thoroughly enjoyed a wine that was sub £6, and Ars Romantica Verdejo was just such a wine.
The budget conscious will love the price. Under £3.50 a bottle!
But, time it right, and buy a selection of different wines and you'll find that it still teaches you at roughly £5 a bottle or less.
Mr Purple Teeth described Ars Romantica as an entertaining wine with pineapple chunk and and grapefruit on the finish... I thought it was amazing value,
Another favourite of ours, an Albariño that would set you back around £17 at Berry Bros can be yours for under £10 shipped.
Vinissimus is probably not for the casual wine buyer who drinks perhaps 5 bottles every month or so. But if your household often buys 12 bottles at a time, and you enjoy Spanish wine first and foremost, you'll probably be tempted to join the mailing list. Await a special offer on shipping and stock up.
Tried and tested by me, the wine will arrive in about a week by UPS and is very well wrapped. I've now had three deliveries with no problems so far.
Enjoy my little secret, and let me in on any secrets of your own...