Wine: Something for the weekend


Night in

2009 Domaine de la Chanade Galien Gaillac Rouge

This young red from France's South West displays liquorice aromas with cherry fruitiness topped off with a rustic freshness. £7.49, down from £9.99, M&S

Dinner party

2010 McManis Family Vineyards Viogner, California

A tropical dry white showing the viognier fragrance of honeysuckle and apricot fruit whose richness is leavened by refreshing acidity. £10.99, Waitrose

Splash out

2010 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz

Elegant Aussie cool-climate shiraz with spicy undertones and a fruit quality that's satisfyingly lingering. £22.25–£25.99, Cambridge Wine Merchants (01223 568989), Wine