Wine for the weekend - Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé NV

“How do you turn a good time into a great one? Drink sparkling rosé” – so said wine writer, Anthony Quinn in a recent article for Esquire. Mr Quinn – whose tipple of choice is the pink stuff – went on to rate Taittinger as one of his “Holy Trinity” of favourites.

And, while the bottle in question then was the Comtes Des Champagne Rosé Brut 2003 (weighing in at a wallet-shocking £210), we’ve recently been extremely impressed by its sibling, the Prestige Rosé. One of the latest wines in the Taittinger stable to win awards this year, its elegant structure and delicate flavour ooze sophistication. As temperatures hit 25-degrees plus in the capital this afternoon, we think a perfectly chilled glass of bubbles sounds like the best way to kick off the weekend. £43 at www.everywine.co.uk

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