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Wine: Something for the weekend


Night in

2011 Domaine de Villargeau Coteaux du Giennois

Nettle and blackcurrant leaf aromas and a zesty quality of fruit that delivers gooseberry and pear flavours. £7.95-£8.99, The Wine Society, Majestic, M&S

Dinner party

2010 El Brindis Montsant

A rich blend of Catalonia's samsó with garnacha whose opulent, dark-cherry core is whipped into shape by spicy oak and fresh acidity. £11.59-£11.99, Noel Young Wines, Cambridge (01223 566744), Great Western Wine, Bath (01225 322810)

Splash out

2010 Meursault Vieilles Vignes Closerie des Alisiers

A stonker of a wine – savoury characters mingle with subtly-oaked chardonnay flavours in a voluptuous white Burgundy classic. £20.99, Sainsbury's