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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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What’s going on in Jane’s world  … check out the latest blogs and drinks’ columns

Gallo Fine Wine California wine

Raise a Glass: Drinks for summer include Californian delights

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … here’s one from the middle of July when we were beginning to see lockdown ease.

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Le Météore Rosé summertime pinks 2020

Raise a Glass: Summertime pinks and a couple of sweet Aldi gins

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … here’s one where I looked at summertime pinks and a couple of gins. Oh my,

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Jane Clare chardonnay wines

Raise a Glass: Delicious chardonnay wines and a zesty French white

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week. Here’s one from June in lockdown when white wines took my fancy. Chardonnay wines mainly, plus

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Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs English sparkling wine

Raise a Glass: National Picnic Week wines and a delicious English fizz

  The Raise a Glass feature is published every week. Here’s one from June where I looked at some ideas for National Picnic Week, English

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Champagne Castelnau Brut Réserve

Raise a Glass: I discover Ramón Bilbao wine making and whizz up a daiquiri

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week …  I continue my lockdown “look backs” with this one from the beginning of June. I

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Cremele Recas wines from Romania

Raise a Glass: Cramele Recas wines and the simplest of cocktails

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … here’s one from early lockdown when my life was full of sunshine,  Zooms and cocktails.

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Cotswolds Dry Gin cloudy gin and tonic ice

Raise a Glass: Lockdown drinks of gin and a lovely sauvignon blanc

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week. Here’s one from the beginning of Lockdown when my lockdown drinks included a gin with a

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Co-op Romanian Pinot Noir

The one with Licor 43, a J&B Rare cocktail and a couple of reds

It’s the strangest of times. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in desperate need for something homely and comforting. To perk up a

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