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2010 Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand

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2010 Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand (approx. £42.99, Carruthers & Kent tel. 0191 213 1818, Halifax Wine Co. tel. 01422 256333, Divine Fine Wines tel. 0121 745 6999, Hedonism tel. 020 7290 7870, Philglas & Swiggot tel. 020 7924 4494, North & South Wines tel. 020 7228 2431, The Wine Reserve tel. 01932 […]

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Six Fantastic Wines for a Classic Christmas Dinner

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Aperitif white 2011 Lugana, Lombardia/Veneto, Italy (£7.98, reduced to £6.98, until 3 January, Asda).  It is crucial when choosing a Christmas aperitif white to ensure that all palates will love it.  This means that oaky whites or those with high acidity are out.  What you need to find is a silky smooth, sensual wine with […]

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My Christmas 2012 Books, Gifts and Wine Column

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My Christmas 2012 Books, Gifts and Wine Column Two Books Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz; Published by Allen Lane (£120.00, reduced to £76.80 amazon.co.uk; £78.00, waterstones.com).  This is an insanely grand piece of vinous publishing and it could only have been assembled and delivered with such pomp and ceremony by […]

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5 Staggeringly Good Wines including a £9.99 Central Otago Pinot Noir!

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Five classy, elegant wines with silky flavours and serious quality to complement the Scandinavian recipes this week. 2012 De Wetshof, Bon Vallon Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa (£9.95, http://www.winehound.co.uk).  One of South Africa’s finest unoaked chardonnays, Bon Vallon is a sleek, effortlessly classy wine with crystalline purity and delightful pear and apple touches.  Fresh and bursting […]

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2010 Ballochdale, Pinot Noir, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand

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2010 Ballochdale, Pinot Noir, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand (£17.50, Amps Fine Wines, tel. 01832 273502 & http://www.ampsfinewines.co.uk).  Set up ten years ago to grow premium grapes in the beautiful, cool Awatere Valley, Ballochdale Estate supplies luminaries such as Jules Taylor, Villa Maria, Astrolabe and Nobilo’s Icon label with Pinot Noir.  In 2010 this estate […]

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