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Dom Maxwell Riesling (New Zealand)

Bubbly’s take…

This Riesling is a real mid-week wonder. We enjoyed this on a Tuesday evening over dinner. This is a deliciously soft white wine. It has a lovely floral flavour, with a subtle hint of water melon. What we really like about this one is the absence of an acidic or acrid aftertaste; it is a clean and refreshing white wine. We look forward to sampling more from this intriguing winemaker.

Would go well with…

Salmon or another light fish or seafood dish.

Where to buy…

Naked Wines

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Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

Bubbly’s take

So… while we did (in fact) drink this wine, we used it as an additional ingredient in a yummy vegetarian paella. It’s a crisp, refreshing and punchy Sauvignon Blanc, from a well-recognised winery. It’s definitely not just any old “cooking wine”. This Sauvignon Blanc is something to enjoy before cooking, while cooking and after cooking, over carefree chatter and good food.

Would go well with

Mediterranean cuisine. As noted, we think this Sauvignon Blanc makes a robust cooking wine hence it would go well in a paella, risotto or lighter pasta dish. It’s also one of those wines that you really want to keep on standby, with a bottle or two on the rack for recipes and nights in.

Where to buy

Waitrose Cellar

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Small and Small Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

Bubbly’s take

This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc hails from a very small Marlborough winery (- no pun intended; Claudia Small and Bill Small are the masterminds behind it). Despite this wine’s humble origins, it made a big splash with us. Being part of the New World, Small and Small have produced a playful and original Sauvignon Blanc, with a fruity personality. We traced notes of melon and citrus in this bold wine.

Would go well with

A Caesar salad, bread, tapas or canapés. But whether you have it with nibbles or not, we think this wine is best enjoyed with good company.

Where to buy

Naked Wines