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Wine: Something for the weekend?


Night in

2011 Côtes du Rhône Réserve, Ogier

This spicy, robust number from the southern Rhône is a typical blend of grenache, mourvèdre and syrah with lots of plummy fruit and a chocolatey sweetness. £6.99, The Co-operative

Dinner party

2010 Domaine du Rouge Gorge Faugères

A classic Mediterranean blend showing vivid ruby colour, dark berry fruit aromatics with a spice-infused cherry-fruit quality combined with a twist of tannin on the finish. £8.99, M&S

Splash out

2006 Château Monbrison, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, Margaux

A shining Bordeaux star at the recent tasting, this wine has succulent fruit with chocolatey richness. £29.75, Lea & Sandeman shops (020-7244 0522)