Wines of the Week

White 1999 Santa Rita Chardonnay, £5.99, Safeway The cool climate of Chile's Casablanca Valley close to the Pacific Ocean brings an incisive, grapefruity twist to the richer, buttered nut flavours of this partially oak-fermented dry white, which will work with a crab and asparagus risotto or a pan-fried white fish such as monkfish.

White 1999 Santa Rita Chardonnay, £5.99, Safeway The cool climate of Chile's Casablanca Valley close to the Pacific Ocean brings an incisive, grapefruity twist to the richer, buttered nut flavours of this partially oak-fermented dry white, which will work with a crab and asparagus risotto or a pan-fried white fish such as monkfish.

Red Primitivo di Manduria Felline,£7.99, Oddbins Made by Antonio Perucci from the primitivo grape, aka zinfandel in California, which flourishes around Manduria in Puglia. Try this sumptuous southern Italian rosso, with its powerfully sweet blackberry fruit and spicy undertones of liquorice and mocha, with Italian pork sausage, roasted tomatoes and a garlicky white bean salad.

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