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the Independent - Terry Kirby

Marksman Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs 2010. 26, Marks & Spencer

fabulously complex with toasty flavours, spices and fruit

Canard-Duchene Authentic Reserve Brut NV. 19.99 until 1 April Waitrose

a nice balance between fruit and intensity

Jansz Premium Cuvee NV. 15.25, Oddbins; 12.95, hennings

gorgeous, light, ethereal flavours of lemons and fresh brioche

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Nieto Sentiner Bonarda (8.99, M&S)

lovely natural flavour of ripe blackberries, tastes vividly bright

2013 Araucaria Riesling/Pinot Grigio (8.99; 12.5% abv, M&S)

delicious fruity lift; a really quaffable after-work white

Vignobles Rousellet Sauvignon Blanc (Aldi 4.49: 12% abv)

full of zippy, lemony fruit

2012 Vigne-Lourac Braucol (8.95, Great Western Wine; 12.5% abv)

tastes seductively of wild cherries. Serve lightly chilled

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Chateau Sainte Eulalie 2012 (Wine Society 6.95, Tanners, 8.95)

no-nonsense, fruity and relatively soft; juicy red plum and blackberry

Les Vieilles Vignes de Maris 2011 (Waitrose, 10.99)

A rich scent of black fruit pastilles and spicy, oaky hints

Abbotts & Delaunay Cumulo Nimbus 2010 (Averys, 16.99)

almost meaty, and with a rich but smooth plummy finish

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Sainsbury's Winemaker's Selection Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2013. 6

Imagine a lemon and a peach twerking at a disco

Planalto White Reserva 2012. 6.49, Majestic

Fragrant and fresh with a delicate zing; a pristine white

Tikves Smederevka Rkaciteli 2012. 6.99 M&S

Scented as blossom and soft, bright pear-like refreshment

Tesco Finest Picpoul de Pinet 2012. 7.99

Crisp, like a cool ocean wave. This French white is awesome

Sainsbury's Winemaker's Selection Australian Petit Verdot 2012. 4.99

Dark, tangy red with its bitter chocolate twist

the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

Santa Digna Estelado Rosé NV, Chile 10.81, the Drink Shop

glorious glass of bubbles with aromas of rose and strawberries

Dominique Portet Brut Rosé NV, Australia 17.50, Goedhuis

all toasty complexity and crushed cranberries

Coates and Seely Rosé NV, England 27.95, coatesandseely.com

delicate flavours of raspberry, lemon zest and savoury complexity

The Scotsman - Brian Elliott

2012 Caruso and Minini Perricone. 7.99 at M&S

vibrantly bright raspberry, cherry and bramble fruit, good acidity

2012 Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato. 6.99 at Morrisons

refreshing lemon and sherbet; sweeter orange and peach notes

the Observer - David Williams

Rolly Gassmann Gewurztraminer Oberer VT 2005 (44.95, Berry Bros)

magnificent sweet wine; rosewater notes; fine-wire acidity

Rustenberg Straw Wine, South Africa 2011 (from 10.95, lea & sandeman; Waitrose)

intensely zesty and luminous sweet; peaches-and-citrus-in-syrup

Hermit's Hill Botrytis Semillon, Australia 2008 (7.99, 37.5cl, Marks & Spencer)

classic botrytis cut of bitter orange and lime marmalade


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