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Wine: Something for the weekend



Under £6

2010 Espartero Joven, Rioja

Juicy, vivid aromas with the cherryish-red fruitiness of the tempranillo grape and a clean savoury finish, there's no oak on this Spanish tinto, just pure, quaffable freshness made for washing down tapas. £5.28, Asda

Under £10

2010 Roussanne Vermentino Abondance, Domaine de la Bastide

A scented blend of the Rhône and the Med, this stylish Languedoc white is rich in peachy flavours with a creamy texture, tempered by vermentino's lively zing. £9.95, Lea & Sandeman shops (020-7244 0522)

Splash out

2009 Vin de Corse Sartène, Domaine Saparale

This is a blend of the Corsican grapes nielluccio and sciacarello, whose vivid raspberryish fruit gives it a pinot noir-like seductiveness. £12.95, Yapp Bros, Mere (01747 860423)