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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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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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