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Wine: Something for the weekend


Night in

2012 DB De Bortoli Australian Chardonnay

This pale, new-vintage chardonnay from De Bortoli shows a juicy and appetisingly peachy fruit quality with a touch of oak character to round it out and a lively balancing freshness. £6.49, Asda

Dinner party

2009 Domaine Les Grandes Costes, Pic Saint Loup

Hats off to the Co-op for sourcing this spicy Languedoc blend whose fruitiness is framed by delicate oak and grilled meat-friendly tannins. £12.99, The Co-operative

Splash out

2010 Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir, De Bortoli, Yarra Valley

It's De Bortoli again, here their pinot noir which is Burgundian in style with fraise du bois fragrance and raspberry and cherry fruitiness. £17.15, Philglas & Swiggot (020- 7924 4494)