Wine: 2009 Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz Caberne; 2012 Royal Tokaji Furmint Special Reserve; 2008 Marqués de Vargas, Rioja Reserva

 

Night in

2009 Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet

Reeking of blackcurrant and mint and moreishly juicy, this melts in the mouth. £8.99-£9.77, Bon Coeur (01765 688200), Spirited Wines (020-8973 2413)

Dinner party

2012 Royal Tokaji Furmint Special Reserve

This appetising Hungarian dry white displays ripe apple and pear aromas with a peachy quality that's refreshing on the aftertaste. £9.99, Laithwaites (0845 1947720)

Splash out

2008 Marqués de Vargas, Rioja Reserva

New-wave rioja with a veneer of vanilla oak and a succulent quality of dark red and black fruit flavours supported by a firm backbone of tannins. £18.67, buy two = £14.99, Majestic

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