Wine: Something for the weekend


Night in

2010 Torre del Falco Nero di Troia, Puglia

Made from the local Puglian grape variety known as Trojan black, this southern rosso is full of berry flavours and spicy notes; good with spaghetti puttanesca. £5.59, down from £8.59, Waitrose

Dinner party

2011 Talinay Chardonnay, Limarí Valley, Chile

This stylish chardonnay from Limarí is made close to the Pacific, the sea breeze bringing intense aromatics and a rich quality with a steely mineral character. £16.99, buy 2 = £12.99, Majestic

Splash out

2009 La Grola, Allegrini, Veneto

The concentrated morello cherry character of this wine is underpinned by a structure of spicy oak and Italianate acidity. £18–£21.99, bottle/case of 6, Tesco, Halifax Wine, Secret Cellar, Noel Young