Wine: Something for the weekend

 

NIGHT IN

2012 Taste the Difference Côtes du Rhone Villages

Looking for an autumnal-warming Rhône red to spice up your evenings on the sofa? This berry-fruited red is just the ticket. £6.99, Sainsbury's

DINNER PARTY

2008 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva

Delightfully mature in its sweet, gamey aromas, this is a classic rioja blend, showing cherryish fruit that's maturing gracefully into mellow, savoury middle age. £14.99, Morrisons

SPLASH OUT

2010 Avignonesi Vino Nobile

The third great sangiovese-based red to form the famous Tuscan triumvirate, showing, here, a richly cherryish rosso whose succulent fruit is mellowed into textured finesse. £26, M&S

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