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PaulaMy new weekly wine column Paula's Wines of the Week for Mature Times website maturetimes.co.uk is now live. Each week I’ll be finding and recommending tasty wines. And if these have been marked down by a couple of pounds a bottle, even better. Because good wine needn't be an expensive business, but working your way through the bland and disappointing can be. That's where I come in.

I'll sort out the bargains from the you've-got-to-be-kidding bottles for you. Only wines that pass the taste test and are easily available will get recommended. Two of the six wines are on special offer right now - try these as a starter.

FairhillsFairhills Mendoza Vineyards Shiraz Tempranillo 2007, £3.69 Tesco (down from £4.99 until July 29)
This high-class pizza wine tastes and smells of jam, and pots of it. Blackcurrant, plum and strawberry all mingle nicely in this Argentinian red wine. There's really nothing to dislike.

Codorníu Reserva Raventos Cava Brut, £9.99 for one at Majestic or buy 2 or more bottles and pay £6.66 a bottle
The best sparkling wine around. Once you've tasted the magnificent combination of apples, pears, satsumas and lemonade with a zingy sherbet finish you'll wish you'd bought more. This wine makes a trip out to Majestic worth while.

If you want to tell me about a bargain bottle spotted at the supermarket or off-licence then contact me through the Assistant Editor Kate Morley at [email protected] or using my Contact Paula form.

cattleStilton is one of those cheeses you either love or hate. Looking rather too much like a cheese that's been left at the back of the fridge too long, it's blue veins will either inspire fear or a reverential delight. If it's only the smell that puts you off then you'll have no problems entering this May Day's Stilton Cheese Rolling Championships taking place in Stilton, the Cambridgeshire village that made the cheese famous.

December's recipe ingredient favourites of rum soaked raisins, thick almond marzipan and rich royal icing need matching with an alcoholic beverage of equally tasty proportions capable of standing up to their intensely rich flavours. Sweet sherry, Marsala or sugar-laden dessert wines will certainly match Christmas cake and other seasonal puddings, but if you're looking for something a little bit different why not get in some premium bottled beers instead?

chocolate squaresThanks to all all paulagoddard.com readers who entered the Win Black Magic's new range of dark chocolates competition. This competition has now closed.

Take a look to see if your name is among the 10 winners to receive Black Magic's complete new range of chocolates including the Dark Chocolate Collection, Dark Discovery, Dark Chocolate Thins and Black Magic bars. If your name isn't listed, don't despair - why not enter my new competition to win red, white and sparkling wine from Jacob's Creek.