The three Lidl wines that cost less than £5 that one expert 'would actually drink'

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If you like your wine to cost less than your bus fare, one savvy enthusiast has found not one, not two, but three highly quaffable tipples for less than a fiver.

All are available to buy at your local Aldi and have been recommended by Instagram wine expert Andy Pincott. Better known by his social media moniker 'affordablewinehunter', the wine lover regularly shares low cost tipples with his 68,000 loyal followers.

As a wine judge for the People's Choice Awards, Andy knows a bargain bottle when he tastes one. Having recently attended a Lidl wine press tasting, the nose in the know declared finding three drinkable low-cost 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."

First off, the £4.85 Chevalier de Fauvert Sauvignon Blanc catches his eye. He describes it as "surpringly 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."

A second white wine from the same winemaker also makes a good impression. Holding a bottle of Chevalier de Fauvert Chardonnay Pays d’Oc, Andy exclaimed: "I was surprised this was actually Chardonnay. It’s very light, refreshing and with no oak. Quite quaffable for £4.85."

He describes his third and final recommendation as "probably my favourite of the three."

The Pinot Noir, Vin de France, also costs - you guessed it - just £4.85. He said: "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."