We are currently trialling our new-look independent.co.uk website - please send any feedback to beta@independent.co.uk


Wine: Something for the weekend


Night In

2011 Luigi Bosca Testimonio, Mendoza

This intensely flavoured Argentinian blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah and tannat displays oodles of juicy ripe plum and mulberry fruit with an attractive veneer of spicy oak and deliciously savoury aftertaste. £13.99, buy 2 = £7.99, until 3 February, Majestic.

Dinner Party

2012 Vent del Mar Garnacha Negra Syrah, Terra Alta, Bodegas Abanico

A new wave Spanish red combining garnacha with syrah to bring a powerful richness of blackberry fruitiness to a blend that's nicely rounded out by oak and etched with juicy acidity. £11.99, Laithwaites (08451947720).

Splash Out

2011 Bourgogne Blanc La Tufera, Domaine Etienne Sauzet

From one of white Burgundy's too producers, this is a cut off the Puligny Montrachet block, a rich complex peachy chardonnay showing a combination of elegant dry mineral character and barrel-fermentation-derived nuttiness on the aftertaste. £19.20 Jeroboams.