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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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A host of superb wines this week

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A host of superb wines this week with some matched to the Kinloch Lodge recipes in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Wakefield Estate, Merlot, Clare Valley, South Australia (from £10.99 – £12.99, Cheers Wine Merchant tel. 0800 999 4895, Penistone Wine Cellars tel. 01226 766037, Victor Hugo tel. 01534 764044, Bablake Wines tel. 024 7622 8272, Fareham Wine […]

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Thrilling wines this week including a heroic magnum for an Easter feast!

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Thrilling wines this week and a heroic magnum for a massive Easter feast as well!  The recipes mentioned come from Weekend Magazine’s Tom Kerridge feature. 2009 Château Brande-Bergère, Cuvée O’Byrne Vieilles Vignes, Bordeaux, France (£15.00, reduced to £13.95 by the case & £33.00 for a magnum, Huntsworth Wine tel. 020 7229 1602).  This glorious, distinguished […]

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Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Ribera del Duero, Margaret River, Barossa Valley and … Pacherenc de Vic-Bilh

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Some legendary wines this week with one cheeky little sweetie for the Easter Baking recipes in Weekend Magazine this week. 2012 La Terrasse de la Garde, Château La Garde, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France (£16.00, Sainsbury’s).  Granted this is, strictly speaking, a little too young right now, in the greater scheme of things, but when it is […]

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6 of the finest wines ever to grace my Weekend column

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One of the finest ranges of six wines that I have ever compiled – every wine is particularly thrilling and rewarding. 2013 Bourgogne Blanc, Les Femelottes, Domaine Chavy-Chouet, Burgundy, France (£15.00, Marks & Spencer).  This is one of the finest balanced whites that I have tasted from the 2013 vintage and it is ready to […]

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