Wine: Something For The Weekend


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Couch potato

2009 Codorníu Vintage Rosado Cava

There's a refreshing strawberryish pizzazz to this Spanish fizz made from native Catalonian grapes and a dash of pinot noir, whose dry finish makes it a fun weekend party fizz. Currently down from £13.99 to £6.99, Tesco

Dinner party

2007 Barbaresco Umberto Fiore

Floral, cherry and plum fruit aromatics, attractively juicy sweet and sour cherryish nebbiolo with the typical grip and lean fresh acidity of the variety. Not so typical is its relatively moderate price. £11.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2010 David Reynaud Crozes Hermitage

Stylish Northern Rhône syrah showing classic aromas of violets and pepper, succulently textured blackberry infused with allspice. £18.99, Noel Young Wines (01223 844744), Carruthers & Kent (0191 213 1818)