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Sangiovese

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Sangiovese

A natural fit with Tuscan trattoria fare, sangiovese can also do justice to a juicy steak or duck breast

Pardon me for stating the obvious, but sangiovese does go very well with pasta, also with roast wild boar (a Tuscan speciality), gnocchi, roast peppers and much else you’d expect to find on the menu of a decent trattoria from here to Tuscany. The beauty of a good sangiovese is that it has a nice whack of acidity as well as good tannins and great fruit, and it’s this acidity that helps sustain it……

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Delicious recipes matched to wines from across the globe

Too often we taste fantastic local wines on our travels and scour the shelves of the local supermarket upon our return, only to discover they’re seemingly unheard of on our thirsty isle. Enter Drinks Club. Search and order regional wines through our specialist representatives and take advantage of some expert recipe matches.

Muscat sec de Kelibia

Muscat sec de Kelibia

Tunisia, Muscat of Alexandria, 2008, £8.10

A premier cru from one of the few areas in the world still producing a dry wine from the muscat of alexandria grape. A very full grapey, highly fragrant,…

Knorhoek Estate Chenin Blanc

Knorhoek Estate Chenin Blanc

South Africa, Stellenbosch, 2010, £9.95

This Chenin Blanc is different – made from hand selected grapes harvested off 35 year old vineyards which were allowed to develop botrytis, a fungi that…

Sauvignon de Touraine, ‘Le Haut Perron Thésée’, Domaine Guy Allion (Organic Practices)

Sauvignon de Touraine, ‘Le Haut Perron Thésée’, Domaine Guy Allion (Organic Practices)

Loire, France, 2011, £8.99

This delicious and great value Sauvignon de Touraine has lifted aromas of elderflower cordial, Victoria plums and hints of grass. The palate is filled…