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Six iconic wines this week – some true bargains, too

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All six wines this week are iconic world wine styles. 2013 Mâcon-Villages, Chapelle aux Loups, Louis Jadot, Burgundy France (£11.99, Waitrose).  Waitrose gets a little shirty when I point out forthcoming discounts before they’re live, but I advise you to head to Waitrose on Wednesday – it will be worth your while!  This is a […]

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Six delicious wines this week to enjoy with James Martin’s recipes

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My theme this week is purity of fruit expression – every wine is a siren call. 2013 La Grille, Classic Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine, Loire, France (£8.79 reduced to £6.49, until 27 January, Waitrose).  This innocent-looking Sauvignon from the heart of the Loire Valley is vital, driven and citrus-kissed.  Wines like this remind us all why […]

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Six more superb wines, all with Indian-food-matching skills

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Six more superb wines which all have Indian-food-matching skills in their repertoires. 2013 Cheverny, Domaine du Salvard, Loire, France (£10.75, Oddbins).  A clever amalgam between citrusy, classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc and a dash of silky-smooth Chardonnay, Cheverny is a cultured, mouth-watering white with immense appeal and considerable élan.  Stunning with spicy dishes, in particular prawn […]

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Six tremendous wines for Indian recipes

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Indian-cuisine-friendly wines with a bargain-priced Champagne for good measure. Torres, Natureo, de-alcoholised Muscat, Penedès, Spain (£5.99, reduced to £4.79, until 27 January, Waitrose). This is my favourite ultra-low alcohol ‘wine’ – at 0.5%/vol.  It is refreshingly grapey, perfect for a mini-detox, not remotely confected and it goes superbly with lighter Indian dishes because it loves […]

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Six oddball wines for Rachel Khoo’s quirky Christmas recipes

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Rachel’s quirky dishes find solace with my stunning and equally oddball wines (and spirits)! Morrisons Cream Sherry, Jerez, Spain (£6.99, 1 litre, Morrisons).  I don’t think I have ever recommended a wine in a litre bottle before but this epic, sweet sherry is utterly mesmerising with its cake spice, caramel and heather notes.  Drink it […]

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