12 wines to buy for your staycation this summer

John Wilson: The perfect dozen bottles of wine for your holiday at home

For my perfect dozen, I would go for four white wines, a rosé, five or six red, and one or maybe two sparkling.

For my perfect dozen, I would go for four white wines, a rosé, five or six red, and one or maybe two sparkling.

When planning your staycation, it is a good idea to check there is a decent wine shop near your destination. If not, you might consider packing a case in the boot to bring with you. If space is at a premium, remember that most wine shops, as well as mail order companies, will be happy to deliver your wine to any address around the country. 

For my perfect dozen, I would go for four white wines, a rosé, five or six red, and one or maybe two sparkling. This reflects my own preference for red wines, even with fish, preceded by a glass of something white. This being a holiday, there will be cheese to follow and with cheese, I nearly always drink red wine. If I could sneak in a 13th bottle, it would be a bottle of good dry sherry – a treat for the chef.

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