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2012 Rimapere, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

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2012 Rimapere, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£14.95, Hailsham Cellars tel. 01323 846238 & www.hailshamcellars.com).  I vividly remember my first tasting of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc back in 1987.  Used to the wines of the Loire, nothing prepared me for the aromatic purity of the wine from this far flung, and soon to be recognised […]

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Six awesome ‘second label’ wines made by world class wineries

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Famous companies making ‘second label’ or ‘diffusion brand’ wines – they all offer great value and incredible expertise in every glass.  This is a very smart way of drinking elite wine for a reasonable spend! 2013 Willing Participant, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (£11.99, Waitrose).  This delightful Pinot Noir is made for Waitrose by […]

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2012 Trinity Hill, Hawke’s Bay Syrah, New Zealand

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2012 Trinity Hill, Hawke’s Bay Syrah, New Zealand (£14.99, North & South Wines tel. 020 7228 2431, Oz Wines tel. 0845 450 1261, Planet of the Grapes tel. 020 7405 4912, Wined Up Here tel. 020 8549 6622, The Old Bridge Wine Shop tel. 01480 458 410, Bentley’s Wine Merchants tel. 01584 875520, Latitude Wines […]

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Five incredible sweet wines of varying sugar intensity and a glorious BTL claret

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With orange-inspired recipes in this week’s food pages here are some appropriate wines followed by a hearty BTL red. 2010 Château Les Sablines, Monbazillac, South West France (£8.99, 50cl bottle, Waitrose). There is staggering class in this mandarin-scented, silkily textured, sweet white wine. The Les Sablines estate makes world-renowned, yet affordable wines, in the same style […]

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My Weekend Magazine Christmas Wine Special – unedited and full stockist list!

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 BUMPER CHRISTMAS WINE SELECTION IN WEEKEND MAGAZINE Here are my favourite Christmas wines for 2013.  Splash out and spoil yourself on these beauties.  More sweet wines and also my favourite fortified wines follow next week. Sparkling &Champagne NV Marie Demets, Brut, Champagne, France (£285.00 per case of 12 bottles with free delivery UK mainland (£23.75 […]

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