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Wine: Something for the weekend


Night in

2011 Viñalba Malbec, Argentina

To add to the satisfying quality of this delightfully succulent cherry and blackberry-juicy malbec from Frenchman Hervé Joyaux, the Co-op in its wisdom has lopped more than £1 off. £5.79, down from £6.99, the Co-operative

Dinner party

2011 Waitrose Sancerre La Franchotte, Joseph Mellot

Fresh nettle and herbal aromas mingle with an appetising gooseberry-fool opulence in this Loire sauvignon blanc, nicely balanced by crisp citrusy acidity. £10.79, down from £13.49, Waitrose

Splash out

Piper Heidsieck Cuvée Brut NV Champagne

This stylish dry Grande Marque fizz has a delicate aroma of ripe apples and a full-flavoured mousse of toasty bubbles. Just in time for V Day at £15.49, down from £30.99, to 14 Feb, Sainsbury's