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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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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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Cotes du Rhones at Home Cotes du Rhones Villages wines

Raise a Glass: Côtes du Rhône at Home was an absolute wine treat!

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … here’s when I enjoyed a Côtes du Rhône at Home experience.  I listened as experts

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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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