STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE The Chardonnay blend is very pale in the glass, almost ghost-like.
Echo features editor Neil Cammies
said: 'We are looking for something that scares us, makes us laugh or inspires us over the festive period.
Last year, the Marines decided to buy their new camouflage battle garments, called "cammies
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STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE The ERRAZURIZ ESTATE SHIRAZ 2009 (RRP pounds 7.99, Waitrose, Winerack and Nisa) from the Rapel Valley in Chile is a very consistent performer.
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STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE A wine with a conscience is SAINSBURY'S FAIRTRADE PINOTAGE ROS[ETH] 2009 (RRP pounds 4.99, Sainsbury's) which has nice, pale pink colour, chock full of red fruits on the nose, primarily raspberry notes.
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STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE Any wine-related queries?
STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE The DOMAINE SAINTE LUCIE MIP CLASSIC ROS[ETH] 2009 (RRP pounds 9.50 Lea & Sandeman) has an amazing colour in the glass, the very palest of salmon pinks.
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STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE tasty Saint Mont, perfect with a cold meat salad.
STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE The palate is filled to the brim with a decent level of acidity that freshens through to a very impressive finish.
STRAIGHT OFF THE VINE Anyway, the DOMAINE DE VALMOISSINE 2007 PINOT NOIR LOUIS LATOUR (pounds 8.49 or two at pounds 7.99 each, Majestic) is the type of light, food friendly red that just makes you smile.