Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Night in

2011 Paul Mas Nicole Vineyard Syrah/Viognier, IGP Pays d'Oc

This satisfying imitation of the northern Rhône's Côte Rôtie displays a smoky aromatic quality underpinned by spicy fruit. Buy 2 = £6.99, down from £8.99, to 30 April, Majestic

Dinner party

2010 Tesco Finest* Stellenbosch Red Blend

Smoky with a touch of fragrant leafiness, this appealing red combines blackcurrant and mulberry juiciness with vanilla oak spice in a Cape meets Rioja style. £7.99, down from £9.99, to Tues, Tesco

Splash out

2011 Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, Lucien Lardy

There's Beaujolais and then there's this, a serious gamay-based red that's spicy and aromatic with a mouth-watering raspberry and cherry fruit quality. £13.14, The Sampler shops (020-7226 9500)

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