Lockdown cancelled my Napa wine tasting holiday so I'm recreating it with these Black Friday wine deals

Lockdown - 0, Black Friday wine deals - 1 (2, 3, 4, 5...?)

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Lockdown has disrupted many plans this year, so these Cyber Monday Black Friday wine deals are here to put a smile on our faces.

A week spent sipping on wines - both bold reds and buttery whites - with close friends and family in a rustic villa in California's sunny Napa Valley. This was my well-thought out plan for using up a week's holiday in the summer. Alas, lockdown had other plans.

So when the holiday withdrawals started to peak in the autumn, there really was nothing else to do but spend most of my pay cheque on the unmissable wine bargains of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. And luckily for my bank account, these Black Friday wine deals cost a whole lot less than a round trip to the West Coast...

Early Black Friday deals on wine tasting essentials

Wine A Tasting Course: Every Class in a Glass: £16.99

Wine A Tasting Course: Every Class in a Glass: £16.99 £10.75 (save £6.24) | Amazon

Who needs Napa Valley experts? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about wine tasting and how best to make the most out of your wine investment.

LSA Borough Wine Glasses: £40

LSA Borough Wine Glasses: £40 £21 (save £19) | Amazon

Doesn't wine just taste better when you drink it from the right glass? This gorgeous set comes with four glasses so can clink away with the rest of the family.

Early Black Friday wine deals

Early Black Friday wine deals online: Best deals on white and rosé wine

Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020: £12.99

Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020: £12.99 £9.99 (save £3) | Laithwaite's Wine
You can make big savings on this classic New Zealand white from the country's famous Marlborough region when you buy a bundle of it. Save up to £180 depending on how many bottles you snap up!

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019 Nicolas Potel: £13.99

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019 Nicolas Potel: £13.99 £9.99 Mix Six (save £3) Majestic

While this isn't quite the buttery I would have been sipping in California, this French chard is close enough. Rich, oaky and dry it has a creamy finish that makes me want to drink it all afternoon long.

£10.49 (save £3.50) | Waitrose Cellar

Chapel Down Flint Dry: £13.99 £10.49 (save £3.50) | Waitrose Cellar

An English white that steps away from the traditional Chardonnays with its crisp, fresh aromas.

Mabis La Carezza Pinot Nero: £10.99

Mabis La Carezza Pinot Nero: £10.99 £7.99 (save £3) | Waitrose Cellar

We all know that the best rosé wines come from the European rivieras - and this one is no different. Its pretty pink colour reflect the fresh and dry flavour - and we love the unique bottle!

Cave d'Esclans Whispering Angel rosé 750ml: £24.99

Cave d'Esclans Whispering Angel rosé 750ml: £24.99 £22.49 (save £2.50) | Selfridges

If there's one rosé we can all agree comes out above the rest, it's the famous Whispering Angel. Hailing from luxury Provence, this blend contains Grenache, Vermentino, Cinsault, Syrah and Tibouren.

Early Black Friday wine deals online: Best deals on red wine

The Black Stump Durif Shiraz 2020: £10.99

The Black Stump Durif Shiraz 2020: £10.99 £9.99 (save £1) | Laithwaite's Wine

Save up to £192 when you buy this bold Australian red in a bundle - definitely worth the investment!

Rioja Reserva 2015/16 Beronia: £17.99 £9.99 (save £8) Mix Six| Majestic

Rioja Reserva 2015/16 Beronia: £17.99 £9.99 (save £8) Mix Six| Majestic

Transport yourself to the warm climes of Spain with this classic ripe Rioja that lingers on the palate with a soft finish.

Blason du Rhône Gigondas: £23.99

Blason du Rhône Gigondas: £23.99 £15.99 (save £8) | Waitrose Cellar

A delicious and juicy Gigondas that is full of ripe fruits, which give the drink its bold and savoury taste.

Early Black Friday wine deals online: Best deals on sparkling wine & Champagne deals

Champagne Brigitte Delmotte NV: £35.99

Champagne Brigitte Delmotte NV: £35.99 £17.99 (save £18) | Laithwaite's Wine

Make a massive saving on this artisan Champagne that has a ripe and creamy taste.

Thomson & Scott Prosecco: £17.31

Thomson & Scott Prosecco: £17.31 £13.92 (save £3.39) | Amazon

A gorgeous organic Prosecco that will have us refilling our glasses all weekend long.

Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée: £44.99

Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée: £44.99 £24.99 (save £20) Mix Six | Majestic

This famous Champagne is a cult favourite among fizz fans - and now you can save a massive £20 per bottle if you buy a Mix Six from Majestic.

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV: £45

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV: £45 £33.75 (save £11.25) | Waitrose Cellar

A classic fizz that oozes elegance and has us all booking in an afternoon trip to Harrods.

Early Black Friday wine deals online: Best wine cases deals

Bestsellers Super Mix: £138.88

Bestsellers Super Mix: £138.88 £95.88 (save £43) | Laithwaite's Wine

Make a huge £43 saving on this mixed bundle that comes with two free Dartington Crystal glasses - how lovely!

Fine Wine Mixed 12 Wine Case: £412

Fine Wine Mixed 12 Wine Case: £412 £309 (£103) | Majestic

Make an investment in fine wine with this mixed case that showcases delicious oaky whites alongside classic bold reds.

Christmas All Wrapped Up Mixed Wine Case: £159.87

Christmas All Wrapped Up Mixed Wine Case: £159.87 £129.87 (save £30) | Virgin Wines

Whether you want to give a Christmas gift or keep this all for yourself, this is a great festive purchase to make - and it even comes with a bonus 13th bottle of Prosecco.

Kiwi Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc, 6 x 75 cl: £41.94

Kiwi Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc, 6 x 75 cl: £41.94 £33.55 (save £8.39) | Amazon

If you're a Sauvignon Blanc fan then this one's for you. Stock up on six bottle of this lovely French offering.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

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