Wines of the Week

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White: 1999 Carmen Gewürztraminer, £5.49, Waitrose While most commonly associated with Alsace, the fragrant and spicy gewürztraminer grape crops up in surprising places. The Carmen grapes come from Chile's Curico Valley to make an elegantly scented dry white, with just a touch of the delicious hallmark lychee spiciness of the variety. Made for spicy Pad Thai noodles.

White: 1999 Carmen Gewürztraminer, £5.49, Waitrose While most commonly associated with Alsace, the fragrant and spicy gewürztraminer grape crops up in surprising places. The Carmen grapes come from Chile's Curico Valley to make an elegantly scented dry white, with just a touch of the delicious hallmark lychee spiciness of the variety. Made for spicy Pad Thai noodles.

Red: 1996 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon, £9.99, Tesco Cabernet sauvignon is not Argentina's strongest suit, but this stylish red from Catena's Agrelo vineyard in Mendoza is an exception to the rule. Its maturity lends a savoury richness to the wine. And the evolution of the tannins makes it perfect to drink now, ideally with a juicy rib-eye.

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