Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Night in

2010 Le Passé Authentique, Saint Mont

This blend of the local gros manseng, arrufiac and petit courbu grapes from Plaimont contains an appealing quince and grapefruit-zest quality. £7.99, down from £9.99, until Tuesday, Waitrose

Dinner party

2009 Château de Flaugergues, Languedoc

Fresh and fragrantly spicy, this chocolatey, black cherry-centred blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre from Henri and Pierre de Colbert, makes for a serious red at the price. £9.99, M&S

Splash out

2007 Marqués de Riscal, Finca Torrea, Rioja

This seductive blend of tempranillo and graciano has a fine vanilla-scented perfume, with dark cherry and strawberry fruit and a veneer of subtly crafted oak. £20.99, Tesco

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