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Welcome to Jane Clare’s wine blog. Here you’ll find her latest drinks’ recommendations, and stories about the wine places and wine people Jane has discovered.

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Mâconnais wines: Which Burgundy villages can put their names on labels?

The Wine Time feature is published in the Lancashire Post, the Blackpool Gazette and other regional newspapers in Lancashire  … I discover the 27 villages

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Tesco red wines

Tesco red wines: Three wines new in store in autumn 2021

The Raise a Glass feature is published in several regional newspapers …  I tried three Tesco red wines  from the retailer’s  Autumn Winter range It’s

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Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and when I forgot Organic September

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week in several regional newspapers … here’s one when I forgot about Organic September but I still

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Wines from the Loire Valley: The names of the wine regions and some of the wines they’re famous for

The Wine Time feature is published in the Lancashire Post, the Blackpool Gazette and other regional newspapers in Lancashire  … here’s when my thoughts turned

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The Society's Pinot Grigio 2020

Raise a Glass: Italian wines were the flavours of my moments

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week in several regional newspapers … here’s one from May 2021 when my world was dominated by

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Spring red wines from the Loire

Raise a glass: Spring red wines roadtest the garden bench

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week in several regional newspapers … here’s one from the end of April 2021 when the garden

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Christmas wines 2020

The best Christmas fizz: My 2020 festive sparkling wine choices under £20

Every year I run a consumer page blind taste-test to discover my pick of the bubbles for Christmas and New Year. In 2020 it was

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Christmas wines 2020

White wines for Christmas 2020: Eleven festive choices over £10

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … my countdown to Christmas wines 2020 began in November.  Here’s my selection of Christmas white

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Christmas wines 2020

Christmas white wines 2020: My festive choices under £10

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … my countdown to Christmas wines 2020 began way back at the beginning of November.  Here’s my

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