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Wine: Something for the weekend


Couch potato

2009 Baglio Rosso Nero d'Avola

From Sicily's red signature grape, the black-hearted nero d'avola, this shows a bright, spicily aromatic quality, and an attractively juicy, dark-berry opulence, tinged with peppery spice in a framework of juicy black fruit flavours. £7.99, Marks & Spencer

Dinner party

2009 Crasto Douro Red, Quinta do Crasto

Wonderfully aromatic and fresh Douro blend of the major Port varieties with succulent and deliciously exuberant dark-cherry and damson-plum fruit quality and a fine balancing freshness. £9.99 or buy 2 Portuguese wines £8.49, Majestic

Splash out

2008 Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico

A well-crafted modern chianti classico blend of mainly sangiovese with a satiny sheen of spice and berry aromas and voluptuously soft-centred black cherry, nicely polished by oak, with a lively bite of savoury acidity. £16.99, Sainsbury's