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The Independent

Published:  23 July, 2008

ANTHONY ROSE comments on the recent European Court of Justice ruling which rejected the idea that goods bought in other EU states should only be taxed in their country of origin. If the ruling had gone the other way, it would have been great news for wine drinkers in the UK, allowing us to buy French wine on the internet free of the UK's 1.29-a-bottle duty'.
His recommendations include 2001 Lagunilla Rioja Reserva (4.99; Sainsbury's); 2005 Cuve Extrme (7.99; Marks & Spencer); and 2001 Chteau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac (26.32; Edward Sheldon, 01608 661 409).