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Well hello, proper autumnal weather. Regular readers will know how excited I am about this. Basically I was born to wear big jumpers, polo necks, chunky knits and cardigans. My collection of scarves is, frankly, getting a little out of hand. I love so much about this time of year, from the low sun to the colour of the leaves on the trees and the smell of woodsmoke in the air. Cold, dark evenings are surely nature’s way of telling us to stay inside, watch Succession (obviously) and drink wine. So this week’s wines are both perfect for this time of year. One of them featured on This Morning last week when we talked and tasted new wines under a tenner. Made by Gary Barlow (I’m being serious) it’s organic and at £6, currently going for a song (sorry).

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Current white in the fridge: Found Gros Manseng

Price: £9.00 - Buy From M&S

Made from the Gros Manseng grape grown in South West France, this is all pear and spice and all things nice in the glass with extra oomph thanks to the wine being aged on its lees for a while before being bottled. I paired this recently with spicy pakoras on Saturday Kitchen and I loved it so much I had seconds. Ok, thirds.

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Current red in the rack: Gary Barlow Organic Red

Price: £6.00 - Buy From Morrisons

Get past the massive piano keys on the label and inside is a really well made wine, a blend of organic Tempranillo and Syrah grapes grown in the Castilla region in Spain. It’s not been anywhere near an oak barrel so this is all about the fruit: juicy raspberry and black cherry flavours with super soft tannins. Very, very drinkable.

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