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Christmas red wine to suit everyone’s pockets!

 It’s not long to go to Christmas Day and I’m getting excited now. If you’re looking for a Christmas red wine, here’s some thoughts; starting with some bargains and building up to a knock-out buy.   Christmas red wine on offer this month Western Australia Cabernet Sauvignon  (Morrisons, 14.5% abv, RRP £7, down to £6 until Jan …

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Christmas drinks to share with family and friends

I write about wine and other drinks in a handful of regional UK newspapers; I sometimes share my columns here on One Foot in the Grapes.  Here’s some Christmas drinks to pour when friends or family visit spreading seasonal love. And expecting a drink. Christmas drinks:  A trio to mull over Lyme Bay Winery’s Mulled Wine (10% abv £8.29, www.lymebaywinery.co.uk) …

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Christmas fizz which isn’t prosecco or champagne!

Prosecco and Champagne can take centre stage at the office Christmas party, family gathering or girlie night  – but here’s some other Christmas fizz ideas which will fit the bill. Provetto Spumante Bianco Brut (10.5% abv £4.99, Bargain Booze) This wine achieves the wow factor when used as a cocktail mixer. It’s a great way …

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Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carménère wine review

December 6th: Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carménère

Wine Advent Calendar December 6th:  Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carménère 2015 I’m sorry if I’m going to repeat myself here, but today’s choice  is another from the Oddbin’s wine tasting held at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral the other day. Why is this wine here? Because I went “oooo,oooo,oooo, look, oooo, it’s a white wine with carménère, …

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