Taking advantage of sales to restack rack

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January is a prime time for wine lovers to bag a bargain with so many stores and wine merchants offering discounts and savings.

Indeed, dipping into the wine fund to replenish the rack will make those indulgent moments when you reach for a glass all the more worthwhile.

Everyday wines from Asda’s new mid-tier range, The Wine Selection, offer a refreshing drop of sunshine.

Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon, Australia (£4.48 from £5.98, from January 3 until February 20, Asda) blends lemony fruit from the semillon grape with zesty sauvignon blanc.

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with a rich mouthfeel and dense fruit. Try Finest Old Vines Tempranillo 2010, Spain (£5 from £7.99, from January 2 until February 19, Tesco), which showcases hints of ripe blackberry fruits, plummy aromatics, spice and oak.

South Africa has made chenin blanc its calling card, and Zebra View Chenin Blanc 2012, Perdeberg Winery, South Africa (£5.61 from £7.49, Marks & Spencer) is overflowing with apple, apricot and citrus flavours on a snappy finish.