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Wine: Something for the weekend


Night in

2011 Pasico Old Vine Monastrell Shiraz

From Jumilla in southern Spain, this is a cherryish red from Juan Gil produced from robust bush vine monastrell, also known as mourvèdre, with a touch of shiraz to soften the tannins. £5.99, Sainsbury's

Dinner party

2011 K-Naia Verdejo, Rueda, Spain

The citrusy aromas of this northern Spanish dry white made from the verdejo grape leads into a glassful of fruitiness whose acidity cries out for shellfish risotto. £8.99, Booths supermarkets

Splash out

2007 Château Doisy-Daëne Blanc Sec, Graves

Five years bottle age and the lemony freshness of this dry white shines on brightly, a kiss of oak adding a creamy quality to the herbal fruitiness. £19.95, Tanners (01743 234 500)