Take two wines
Domaine Brusset Laurent B Côtes du Rhône 2009 — a touch of class from a small family winery; supple and structured, with lush berry flavours, spicy liquorice, a generous fruity finish, and a perfectly balanced 13pc alc.
€12.95 regular price (20pc-off sale, March 12-31) Available from Mitchell’s CHQ, IFSC and Sandycove.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Promenade 2009 — a real taste of the south of France in this easy drinker; soft and smooth with spicy purple/black fruit flavours, laced with herby and floral notes. A warming wine that handles its 14pc alcohol well. €12.49 Available from Tesco.