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Wine: Something for the weekend?


Night in

2012 Pasico Old Vine Monastrell Shiraz

From Bodegas Juan Gil in Spain's south-east, this is a sweetly fragrant pasta-basher with a dark berry and plum fruitiness marked by a light pepperiness and lively freshness. £5.99, Sainsbury's

Dinner party

2008 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva

Garnet and delightfully mature in its sweet, gamey aromas, this is a classic rioja blend of mostly tempranillo with dollops of graciano and mazuelo. £14.99, Morrisons

Splash out

Duval-Leroy Fleur de Champagne

Based on the 2009 harvest, this non-vintage fizz blend imbues the creamy mousse of bubbles with mouthfilling flavours. £30.99, down to £19.99 until 3 December, Waitrose