Notwithstanding the snow on the ground, March is technically the start of spring. Here are two fresh, spring-like wines from the Co-op.
Both are thoroughly enjoyable and Good Value, so crank up the central heating and forget about the "Beast from the East".
La Petite Laurette du Midi Rosé 2017 (£7.99) Provence-style southern French rosé from Languedoc; ripe, delicate red-berry fruits with southern warmth, zingy freshness and minerality.
Sip as an aperitif or with mixed antipasti.
Co-op Irresistible Chenin Blanc (£6.99) bush-vine Chenin from Darling on the cool West Coast of South Africa; aromatic, fresh green herbs, sweet spices and ripe orchard fruits. Fresh and mineral with no rough edges.
Drink with starters or white meats, such as roast pork with sage or monkfish in a herb broth.