Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Night in

2010 Vinchio-Vaglio I Tre Vescovi Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Behind the smoky, sweet-cherryish aromas of this modern Piedmontese red lies cherry-ripe fruitiness and sub-Alpine freshness. £6.99, down from £8.99, Waitrose

Dinner party

2009 Villiera Brut Natural Sparkling Wine

A pure chardonnay Cape fizz, whose complexity is defined by a tangy dry freshness and a creamy mousse with rich nutty flavours. £10.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2009 Harvey Nichols Margaux

From the great 2009 vintage, this classic four-way Bordeaux blend has blueberry and liquorice aromas giving way to a rich palette of dark berry fruit with a satiny sheen. £25, Harvey Nichols

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