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Red wine for Christmas: 12 choices to see you through the festive madness

The countdown is on. The tree is up, you’ve ordered the turkey, the presents are (nearly) all bought and you’re thinking about added extras. It’s my job to help you with drinkies – here’s some red wine for Christmas. Pinot noir is one of my favourites: The pinot noir grape is so versatile.  It will …

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Christmas One Foot in the Grapes

Christmas party drinks: 10 ideas for tipples if you’re having people round

If you’re inviting friends round for a quiet celebration, or you’re planning one of those “stand in the kitchen and ignore the sofa” parties, then you’ll be looking for ideas for Christmas party drinks. Here’s a selection. Christmas party drinks: Nice and easy wines Vignobles Roussellet Pinot Noir (£4.49, Aldi, 12.5% abv) I poured this …

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Fizz Face-off: I compare Asda’s sparkling £5 Progrigio and a same price cava

If you’re a regular in Asda you might have noticed that the retailer has brought out a new sparkling wine to catch the attention of prosecco drinkers. The sparkling wine world is increasingly popular in the UK but very crowded. Every time a butterfly flutters its wings, a new sparkling wine is born, each one …

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Jane Clare wine 2016 year in review

Photo memories: My 2016 year in pictures and a drop of something now and again

Farewell 2016, you  strange old year, you little monkey. Putting the madness of Brexit, Trump and Celebrity Deaths to one side, there’s been a lot of change for me personally, changes that will see me taking a route yet to be determined, sometime around May in 2017. Meanwhile  – here’s some 2016 photo memories, ahem, and of course they …

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Your best-buy supermarket champagne… here’s the festive fizz factor scores

Yup – that’s me on this page. Sadly not the pretty thing in the middle, but the old blob on the left wearing a grey cardie. You’ll see we ran a supermarket festive fizz taste test … here’s the supermarket champagne ratings. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! SUPERMARKET CHAMPAGNE: BEST BUY Wm Morrison Champagne …

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Which is the best supermarket prosecco? Here’s the festive fizz factor scores

Yup – that’s me on this page. Sadly not the pretty thing in the middle, but the old blob on the left wearing a grey cardie. You’ll see we ran a  fizz taste test … here’s the supermarket prosecco ratings if you’re making a last-minute dash to the shops for the sprouts and the bread sauce. Or …

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Limestone Rise English Christmas white wine

Christmas white wine to chink as you open the pressies (or just because you neeeeed)

I can’t wait for Christmas Day and my first glass of white! Here’s a Christmas white wine selection to suit all pockets which you can pour as the family arrives, right through to Dad sneaking the last roast potato onto his plate. Extra Special French Chardonnay (13.5% abv, £5, ASDA) This Languedoc  chardonnay is lightly oaked …

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christmas red wine Novare Valpolicella Ripasso

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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Asda Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Champagne review

December 8th: Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Champagne

Wine Advent Calendar December 8th: Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Champagne It’s my daughter’s birthday today which calls for FIZZ. I know it’s Thursday but I can’t think of a better excuse. Look, tomorrow’s Friday so I’ll do fizz again. That’s a good excuse too. I’m coming down from a couple of weeks of …

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