Chalkdown cider 2013

Chalkdown Premium Quality Cider 2013, Hampshire (from £10, independent stockists inc Wine Utopia, The Naked Grape, The Good Life Farm Shop, M Wines, The Cork & Cheese, Vineking) Hampshire cider - made like champagne. Intriguing, no? 'It's all a learning process,' smiles Winchester resident Piotr Nahajski, the...

Great value supermarket white Burgundy

Extra Special Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014, France (£9, Asda) On Saturday Kitchen this weekend, culinary maestro Daniel Galmiche was cooking some delicious chicken, leek and wild mushroom parcels with a chicory and radish salad. We tried out quite a few things with it but it was definitely an elegant, classic...

Summery Sauvignon for spicy fish

Taste The Difference Riverblock Sauvignon Blanc 2015, New Zealand (£10, Sainsbury's) This was my Saturday Kitchen pairing for crisp fried fish with softened sweet onion by Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Nadiya Hussain. The dish has a fair bit of spice and aromatic scent. Typically, I'd reach for...

Mad good champagne

Krug Grande Cuvée Brut NV Champagne, France (from £95, independent merchants or use Wine Searcher) Entering via a gents outfitters called Flannels to an establishment with Primrose yellow toilet paper and a chef in silver boots, you’d be forgiven for thinking that things can’t get any more...

Wine Atlas St Chinian

Wine Atlas St Chinian 2013, France (£5.79, Asda) A really savoury and serious red for the price level. This was my Saturday Kitchen choice to match Rosie Birkett’s carpaccio with panzanella – not an easy job but this wine really brought out the Mediterranean feel of the...

Paul Cluver Ferricrete Riesling 2015

Paul Cluver Ferricrete Riesling 2015, South Africa, 10.5% (£9.75 down from £13, Marks & Spencer) I was so impressed by this wine, and how well it went with Wolfgang Puck’s langoustines with charred aubergine and red Thai curry that I couldn’t resist blowing our Saturday Kitchen budget....

Toscana Rosso 2014

Toscana Rosso IGT 2014, Italy, 12% (£4.50, Tesco) This easy-going, food-friendly red is quite simply one of the best value reds we've come across in quite a while. Snap it up! Susie recommended this on Saturday Kitchen to go with rack of lamb with gnocchi and Provençal...

Muga Rosado 2015

Bodegas Muga Rosado 2015, Spain, 13.5% (£9.99, Waitrose) To tie in with rosé day (11th June), Susie recommended a delicious pink on Saturday Kitchen to go with Maria Elia's pulled duck burgers with peach, cabbage and apple slaw. Maria termed it, 'perfect' while show host Donal Skehan quipped:...

Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013

Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013, England, 12% (£30.95, www.hattingleyvalley.co.uk or use Wine Searcher) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we...

M de Minuty Rosé 2015

M de Minuty Rosé 2015 Côtes de Provence, France, 13% (£24.75 for a magnum, Majestic) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow...

Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2015

Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2015, South Africa, 13.5% (£8.99, Waitrose) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we thought the...

Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015

Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015, France, 13% (£8.50, Marks & Spencer) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we thought...

Ground breaker: Exton Park Pinot Meunier rosé

Exton Park Pinot Meunier Rosé NV, England, 11.5% (£34.95, www.extonparkvineyard.com) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we thought the least...

Princely English Pinot Noir

Gusbourne Pinot Noir Boot Hill Vineyard 2014, England, 11.5% (£22-23, Honest Grapes, Hennings, Buon Vino) The recent English Wine Producers tasting is an annual event that gets palpably more exciting and delicious every year. There were far too many exciting wines to be able to recommend them...

Supremely age-worthy Soave

Pieropan La Rocca Soave 2013, Italy, 13% (£21-22, Laithwaites, The Wine Society, Jeroboams, AG Wines, Nickolls & Perks, Four Walls, Hedonism, Hennings or use Wine Searcher) The Pieropan family has been making Soave since the 1860s - and they make Soave like few others. Their two famous...