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vibrant, citrusy, parellada grape-based modern Spanish white2007 Viña Sol Tempranillo, Torres, Tesco £4.49 until September 9
plump, plummy style closes on a bold, earthy, inky note2006 Wente Take Seven Small Lot Red, California, Waitrose £6.74 until Sepr 28
delivers lots of soft, spicy, funky, red-fruits flavours2005 The Hedonist, McLaren Vale Shiraz, Waitrose £8.99 until Sep 28
elegant, oaky, curranty 14.5 per cent alcohol spice2006 Brézème Blanc, Côtes du Rhône, Yapp Brothers £13.95
fine, floral, surprisingly mouthwatering marsanne, topped up with viognier2005 Brézème, Cuvée Eugène Côtes du Rhône, Yapp Brothers, £15.95.
gorgeous, perfumed, peppery, dried cherry-stashed
Full-flavoured, smooth, citrussy gin from Napa Valley, California; 46% abvTaste the Difference Blackfriars Gin, £12.49, (Sainsbury's).
Aromatic, crisp, dry and stylish; 40% abvPink 47 London Dry Gin, £15.99, (selected Tesco)
High-quality, high-strength gin in a flamboyant bottle; 47% abv
moreish blend of cherry and damson fruitiness with just enough bite2006 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. £9.99 on offer, Majestic, Waitrose
stylish dry white with a peachy fruit and refreshingly pineappley acidity2005 Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Amarone. £12.99
this is a powerful liquid fruitcake of a red.
perfumed, apricotty, minerally2007 Klein Constantia Riesling, Constantia (£8.50, The Wine Society)
off-dry, juicy, Rheingau-like2005 Auxey-Duresses, Les Hautes, Domaine Vincent (£14.95, The Wine Society)
heavenly, toasty, complex2006 Burlotto Dolcetto d'Alba (£8.95, The Wine Society)
youthful, black cherry-scented2006 Mendel Malbec, Mendoza (£9.95, The Wine Society)
plum and violet-like2006 Chilean Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley (£5.95, The Wine Society)
marked freshness and great intensity of fruit2008 Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir. £8.59 on offer Waitrose
Laden with raspberries, cherries and roses; soft, smooth and gluggable2005 Château Thénac, £13.95; Berry Bros & Rudd
rich, silky texture and intense, spicy flavours. Enjoy it with Sunday roasts
scented, hauntingly pretty and with great drive.Oddero Barolo 2004, Italy £22.50, Waitrose
impressive, and will only get better if kept a few years