Wines of the week: Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010; Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2012; Château de Triniac Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2011
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 09 June 2013
Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
A blockbuster wine from a single vineyard in the Maipo Valley demonstrating exactly how good Chilean wine-making has become – intense flavours of vanilla, smoke, liquorice, black fruits are given added depth from oak ageing. Perfect with beef or venison. £11.99, Sainbury's; £11.95, Hawkshead (minimum order of 12 bottles)
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2012
The Verdicchio grape, native of Italy's Marche region, can sometimes be a little too lightweight, but here is full of rich summer-fruit flavours such as peaches, apples and pears, while remaining refreshing, with a good, dry finish. Drink with cod loin baked under a herb and caper crust. £7.49, Marks & Spencer
Château de Triniac Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2011
The essence of the sun-drenched, full-bodied red wines of the South of France is encapsulated in this bottle, a combination of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache: spicy and satisfying, this punches way above its price range. Ideal with barbecued meats or Mediterranean vegetable dishes. £7.99 (each for two bottles as part of a purchase of six bottles; normally £9.99), majestic.co.uk
Life & Style blogs
Is it the end of the road for three-point turn in driving test?
Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
Coke milk? Coca-Cola to launch premium milk brand called Fairlife
Black Friday: best UK tech deals on iPads, Macs, PS4 and more
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 1 School playground evacuated over 'unusually aggressive' grey squirrel
- 2 Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
- 3 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 4 Today was a bad day for renters, landlords, and democracy
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
iJobs Food & Drink
£31000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: In the UK, the major project fo...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits: h2 Recruit Ltd: Are you a high achieving...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits: h2 Recruit Ltd: A rapidly growing Hotel ...
£15000 - £16800 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Tyre Technician / Mechanic is...