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Six celebratory wines for the Hairy Bikers’ classic Christmas recipes.

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Six celebratory wines for the Hairy Bikers’ classic Christmas recipes. 2012 Tesco finest* 1531 Blanquette de Limoux, Languedoc, France (£10.49, Tesco).  One of the most historic of France’s sparkling wine styles, Blanquette is a worthy rival to inexpensive dull Champagne given its deft, citrus palate, winning price and not inconsiderable elegance.  This is a very […]

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Six Wines for Tom Kerridge’s epic Christmas Recipes

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Six superb wines to show Tom’s recipes off to a tee. 2013 Dalila Bianco, Sicilia Feudo Arancio, Italy (£7.25, The Wine Society tel. 01438 741177).  Sicilian whites are coming up trumps these days as this classy Grillo, balanced with 20% lightly-oaked Viognier, shows perfectly.  The peachy scent and citrus palate impress immediately and they work […]

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Six terrific party wines of all shapes and sizes

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Six terrific party wines of all shapes and sizes. NV Marks & Spencer Prosecco, Veneto, Italy (£19.99, magnum 150cl, Marks & Spencer).  There is nothing like a massive bottle of fizz to get the party started.  This double-sized beast is a beauty with brilliant creaminess and a touch of apple and pear nuance for good […]

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Six exquisite wines this week including a stunning, inexpensive Champagne

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NV J.P. Secondé, Brut Intégral, Champagne, France (£24.10, www.somethingexceptional.co.uk & tel. 01823 339032).  Before you go out and buy a big name fizz for the next month’s entertaining consider the extraordinary value you get from the smaller, one-man-band operations.  This is an epic wine with tangy citrus notes and a stunning dry finish. Made from […]

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