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Wine: Something for the weekend?


Couch potato

2011 Waitrose Sauvignon Blanc, Viña Valdivieso, Aconcagua Valley, Chile

Backed by a crisp new vintage aroma, this refreshing Chilean halfway house between New Zealand and sancerre is passionfruity and etched with a zesty, grapefruity quality. £5.75, down from £7.69, Waitrose

Dinner party

2010 Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Old Vine Grenache

This is a big, spicy McLaren Vale grenache whose raspberry and cherry opulence is rounded out by a touch of subtle oak, retaining the texture to wash down wintry game pie. £9.99, Sainsbury's

Splash out

2009 Earth's End Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

A Mount Edward production, showing raspberry aromas with an undertow of fruitiness, oak and silky tannins, yet without the overwhelming power of many a Kiwi pinot noir. £15.99, Marks & Spencer