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Four keenly priced wines this week to help with your entertaining and a top-flight Italians for special guests. 2016 Château Tour Chapoux, Bordeaux, France (£9.39, reduced to £6.99 until 1 January, Waitrose).  I was thrilled to find this budget claret and even more excited when I learned of the deal!  Grab this medium-weighted, blackcurrant-themed red […]

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MoneyWeek Christmas Special 2018 2012 Le Mesnil, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Champagne, France (£34.99, Waitrose).  We all get a little silly about Champagne come Christmas and the New Year and so I have cut to the chase and selected one fizz only for all purposes, which nails epic flavour, serious class, beautiful restraint and […]

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The Daily Mail Definitive Christmas Collection 2018 It is becoming increasingly hard to find inexpensive but delicious wines on our shelves.  I have tasted thousands of bottles in order to come up with the ultimate 80 for this Christmas and New Year season and while some might seem to be on the cheaper end of […]

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Vega-Sicilia New Vintage Launch 3rd December 2018  2014 Pintia, Tempos Vega-Sicilia, Toro, Spain Cake spice leads the aromatic onslaught, with bold, almost ruby porty notes on the nose and nice initial control and weight on the palate. Fresh and balanced with superb glossiness throughout this seems a little forward for the first time in history […]

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Daily Mail Wine Awards 2018 The Results & Tasting Notes Overview This is the biggest single challenge we have undertaken in twenty years on our Weekend wine pages.  Since late summer I have tasted every wine on our supermarket shelves, whittling the list of good bottles down to a core of stunning wines.  I then […]

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I first found Kym Teusner and his incredible wines back in 2006 when I was writing a wine guide in Australia.  Interestingly, last week he announced a new business partnership with a Spanish-owned grower Terramoll, which should bring his amazing wines to even more peoples’ attention worldwide.  This year two of his wines made the […]

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MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Christmas Wines from Yapp Brothers (t) 01747 860423 (w) www.yapp.co.uk A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £199.00 (saving £26.90) My final wine club line-up of 2018 comes from the epic wine specialist Yapp Brothers.  I have chosen six wines which […]

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Vineyard – November 2018 Christmas Sparkling Wines www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Christmas is looming and ‘tis the season of goodwill, so I am taking a more light-hearted look at the wines you should be devouring this month in order to take the heat out of the ‘discussions’ which were stirred up by last month’s column! I have found […]

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