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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Fathers Day

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a special-buy red for Father’s Day

If I had a pound for every time people say “Châteauneuf-du-Pape” when I ask them to name their special-buy red, I wouldn’t be sitting here. Sorry, but that’s how shallow I am. It’s June and you might not be thinking of red wine, but tomorrow is Father’s Day, so you have an excuse. I asked …

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Valentines Day sparkling pink wines

Wine Press: Valentine’s Day sparkling pink wines (my Love Heart scores)

If you’re planning on a bit of canoodling, romancing and smooching over a glass of something sparklie on Valentine’s Day, then read on. I’ve been dipping into some sparkling pink wines you could share with The Love of Your Life. From light gentle salmon pinks to wines of the deepest cerise; some with gentle flits of …

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Tesco Finest Rosé Champagne review

Wine Press: Pink fizz to share on Valentine’s Day

VALENTINE’S. It’s the time of year when the card shops  make a killing, florists’  fingers flurry, men panic and wine shelves empty  quicker than Old Trafford  in the 80th minute. What better reason  to taste  some sparklie glasses of  pink fizz. Champagne Jacquart, Brut Mosaïque Rosé NV  (£30, online at  greatwesternwine.co.uk and you’ll see  it …

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Crémant du Jura Brut, Domaine de Montbourgeau review

Sparkling wines to welcome in the New Year with a pop

JUST when you thought you’d had your fill of celebrations, a new year beckons and it’s time to start all over again. Here’s some sparkling wines to help your 2013 go out with a snap crackle and a hand-clapping pop. Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCG (£7.29) Aldi has a frizz-frazz of light bubbles with delicate apples …

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Six Hats Fairtrade wine review

Fairtrade Fortnight wine supports farmers and workers

THE broadest, brightest night sky over one part of South Africa has inspired the name of one of the country’s most successful wineries. Stellar Winery is 275 kilometres north of Cape Town on the road to Namibia. Its name doesn’t just reflect the spangled sky above – but it also summarises the breadth of the …

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