If you’re a fan of wine that costs less than your bus fare, one clever enthusiast has discovered not just one or two, but three highly enjoyable wines for less than £5.

All are available at your local Lidl and have been recommended by Instagram wine expert Andy Pincott. Better known by his social media handle ‘affordablewinehunter’, the wine aficionado regularly shares low-cost wines with his 68,000 dedicated followers.

As a wine judge for the People’s Choice Awards, Andy knows a good deal when he tastes one. Having recently attended a Lidl wine press tasting, the knowledgeable connoisseur declared finding three affordable, drinkable wines as being “a big surprise.”

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On his Instagram account, he said: “I always try the cheaper wines at a wine tasting, but I’m usually pleased to get to the end of the row and move on – an extra pound or two on a bottle can really pay dividends in terms of quality. However, these three were a bit of a surprise, and it wasn’t just me that noticed them too.”

Adding a small disclaimer to his recommendations, he added: “I’m not saying that they are amazing but, for the price, these are all very drinkable – and if this is your budget, then this is what I would recommend,” reports Wales Online.

First up, the £4.85 Chevalier de Fauvert Sauvignon Blanc caught his eye. He describes it as “surprisingly good for the price” adding that “French SB is quite different from NZ. It’s got a bit more body and doesn’t taste quite so ‘green’. Worth a try for the price.”

Holding a bottle of Chevalier de Fauvert Chardonnay Pays d’Oc, Andy expressed his surprise: “I was surprised this was actually Chardonnay. It’s very light, refreshing and with no oak. Quite quaffable for £4.85.”

His third and final recommendation, which he describes as “probably my favourite of the three “is the Pinot Noir, Vin de France, also priced at just £4.85. He commented: “A few people have posted about this already, and for good reason. It’s a simple wine, but tasty and very moreish.”

“The kind of thing you would get in a carafe on holiday in France and go ‘you know what? This is alright, I’ll have a bit more of that! Perfect for a mid-week lunch.”

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