As if this wasn’t pressure enough, your best friend had the wedding of century last year, so being the caring friend that you are, you need to beat them.

Seamless glamour doesn’t come easily, but getting the wine right is the easy part…when you know how.

Given that wine is the social lubricant, the glue, the juice that can make or break your special day more than any other factor, including torrential rain, there can’t be any messing about.

You’re not consciously looking for this wedding to be the dry-run for your next, so the stakes are high to get it right.

For some reason though, the wine is usually relegated to a panicked phone call or a high-importance email pinged into my Inbox a month before the event.

The brief is nearly always, ‘find something amazing, that costs nothing’. No pressure then… Read the full story

Laurent Miquel Nocturnes Viognier (£8.99 Waitrose)

Viognier is getting to be quite the ‘It’ grape du jour, and this bottle is a steal even off promotion. It’s lightly perfumed with honeysuckle and blossom notes on the nose, take a sip and it’s like opening a tin of juicy peaches drizzled with Acacia honey.

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