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Wine: Something for the weekend?


Night in

2012 Croix Saint Adel Blanc

A juicy and aromatic Languedoc blend of chardonnay, viognier and sauvignon blanc in which the sum of nutty texture enlivened by grapefruity zest is greater than the parts. £9.99, buy two = £7.99. Majestic

Dinner party

2011 Taste the Difference Crozes Hermitage

The superior, and less expensive, of Sainsbury's two Crozes, this pure syrah is vividly perfumed with typical scents of pepper and blackberry fruit. £9.79, Sainsbury's

Splash out

2010 Heartland Director's Cut Shiraz

A Langhorne Creek shiraz from wunderkind Ben Glaetzer displaying cinnamon-spiced oak underpinned by blackberry-fruit opulence. £19.99-£21, Morrisons, Oddbins