Take two wines
Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2009 — sweet lime/orange marmalade mingles with honey and spicy floral notes.
10.5pc alc. €18.99 Available from Jus de Vin, Portmarnock; Pat Sheehan’s, Killarney; Barry’s, Midleton; The Market, Belarmine Plaza, Dublin 18; Carrolls, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.
Tesco Finest 10-year-old Tawny Port — its mellow but complex nuttiness is a classic combo with chocolate. 20pc alc. €16.89 Available from Tesco.
Alamos Malbec Mendoza 2009 — full-bodied with a persistent finish. Plenty to support the 14pc alc among its gently oaked, chocolatey, fresh red and black-fruit flavours. A pretty good all-rounder. €8 (offer price from February 8) Available from Dunnes Stores.