Something for the weekend: 2012 Porcupine Ridge Viognier Grenache Blanc; 2011 Côtes du Rhône, Romain Duvernay; 2009 Pago de los Capellanes, Ribera del Duero

 

NIGHT IN

2012 Porcupine Ridge Viognier Grenache Blanc

This white blend mingles the aromatic qualities of the viognier grape with the stony freshness of the grenache blanc. Majestic, £8.99, buy 2 = £6.99, Majestic

DINNER PARTY

2011 Côtes du Rhône, Romain Duvernay

Spicily perfumed with a dark-berry fruit middle, this is a delightful grenache, syrah, mourvèdre blend. £9.95, Roberson, Kensington (020-7381 7870)

SPLASH OUT

2009 Pago de los Capellanes, Ribera del Duero

Sumptuously pure tempranillo with sweet aromas of liquorice spice. Around £19.95, Berry Bros & Rudd, AG Wines (020-7266 4777), Exel Wines (01738 493535)

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