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Six epic wines including the best value red of the year to date!

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Start Summer a month early with these delicious, palate-thrilling wines. 2014 Tapada de Villar, Vinho Verde, Portugal (£8.00, Marks & Spencer).  Vinho Verde, or ‘green wine’ on account of the youthful, lime-coloured tinges, is the definitive Summer holiday wine and this brand new release is zesty, rapier-sharp and wondrously thirst-quenching.  Holiday at home with this […]

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A few crazy bargains and some superb matches for Winston Churchill’s favourite dishes

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A few crazy bargains and some superb matches for Winston Churchill’s favourite dishes as featured in Weekend Magazine this weekend. 2014 Toro Loco, Tempranillo, Utiel-Requena, Spain (£3.79, Aldi).  It’s back – the wine you’ve all been waiting for!  Sounds the trumpet and start the stampede.  This budget red from a little-known region of Utiel-Requena, inland of […]

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Five wines under a tenner and a rare sweet Sauvignon Blanc

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This is an eclectic series of wines with deft food-matching skills for the Grills recipes featured in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 The Ned, Noble Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£12.99, half bottle, Majestic).  There are very few sweet Sauvignons on the shelves because this grape is more famous in dry form (see Hartley’s Block below), […]

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Elite world class wines rub shoulders with cheeky cheapies this week

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Elite world class wines rub shoulders with cheeky cheapies this week.  The recipes which are referred to in this piece come from Weekend Magazine’s featured cookbook, Lifting the Lid, A Life at Kinloch Lodge by Lady Claire Macdonald (£9.99, www.birlinn.co.uk) 2010 Clos de los Siete, Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina (£15.00, reduced to £12.00, until 28 April, Sainsbury’s).  With […]

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