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Fred’s favourites

Need help choosing the perfect wine to sip? Wine aficionado and TV star Fred Sirieix is on hand to share his April favourites. Plus, find out more about our Classics range and our top tips for hosting a wine tasting at home 

Explore our wine range with Fred Sirieix 

Having worked at some of London’s most celebrated restaurants and with a passion for all things food and wine, TV’s Fred Sirieix is the perfect person to help you discover our wine range. Every month, our wine ambassador Fred will choose his wines of the month, share tasting notes and more. 

“I am delighted to be tasting, sampling and telling you what I think of the M&S wine range, and I hope you can share with me which your favourites are – à votre santé!” says Fred.

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Vara Romanian rosé

“’Tis the season for rosé,” says Fred, who’s chosen not one but two delicious pink tipples as his wines of the month. First up is our Vara Romanian rosé that’s deliciously fruity, crisp and zesty with flavours of strawberry and cranberry. Try serving this Romanian rosé with seafood, salads or if, like Fred, you love a sweet treat, Percy Pigs!

Find our Vara Romanian rosé in store now or buy a case online.

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VaraRomanian

CorsicanRosé

Île de Beauté Corsican rosé

Fred could not resist the dry style and tasty fruity notes of this Corsican rosé. Delightfully refreshing, “It’s perfect for spring, for summer, for these lovely barbecues,” says Fred. The grapes for this wine are harvested at night to preserve the freshness and fruity aromas. Serve chilled as an aperitif, with grilled meat or Asian-inspired dishes.

Pick up the Île de Beauté Corsican rosé in store now or buy a case online.

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More tip top tipples

Need some more ideas? Our Classics range is just the ticket and takes the mystery out of picking the perfect tipple. Discover a collection of hand-picked wines from the world’s best wine-making regions starting from just £7. 

If you’re looking for the perfect partner to seafood or nibbles, opt for our zesty and fresh Classics sauvignon blanc, which has mouth-watering flavours of citrus, tropical fruit and guava. 

With notes of cherry, roasted spices and vanilla, our intense, aromatic oaked Classic Chianti pairs deliciously with Italian dishes such as pizza, pasta and Mediterranean roasted vegetables. 

Our Classics Pinotage is an excellent match to your Sunday roast dinner with its rich flavours of blackcurrants, cherries and summer fruits. 

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How to host a winning wine tasting

What better way to explore our amazing range of wine than sampling it with your nearest and dearest? Discover our top tips for making an at-home or virtual wine tasting fun and fuss-free.

  • Plan ahead: choose your wines and purchase in store a few days before. You could choose a mixture of bottles, or stick to sampling just whites or reds. If you’re hosting virtually, coordinate with the guests to ensure they buy the same wines.
  • Stock up on nibbles: if you’re hosting with family at home, create a small and simple menu of light snacks and nibbles. A board of cheese, charcuterie and bread would work well.
  • Do your homework: be prepared to talk about each wine in detail, for example, where the grapes are grown, tasting notes and prices. Information can be found on the bottle, and there’s lots more detail on this page. Don’t forget to follow @marksandspencer on Instagram for more of Fred’s top tips.
  • Set the scene: gather wine glasses (enough for each wine for each person), plate the food, light some unscented candles that won’t interfere with the aromas of the wine and organise a piece of paper or notepad and pen so everyone can make notes.

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