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It is the day before Christmas Eve and too late to order your festive wines online. So here are three versatile, value-for-money bottles you can find in a quick tour of your local high-street stores.
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Fragrant and floral with the Northern Rhône grape's scents of stonefruit, this is a rich, exotic viognier whose honeyed middle is tempered by crisp, citrus-fruity acidity.
Sam Roberts, with a six-word text, summed up the feelings of i readers up and down the country.
Tomorrow i passes 100. We don’t expect to get a telegram from the Queen, nor even a polite round of applause for hitting a century, but it’s another landmark in our fledgling history and one which gives us another reason (or is it excuse?) to crack open the Chardonnay.