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Published on Nov 5, 2010
Many of us have felt the pressure to turn up at a dinner party with a classy bottle of wine, and in a quest to do so have spent a week's rent on a drop just so our friends don't think badly of us.
But while there's no doubt some of the world's finest wines are beyond the means of most of us, as the amount of wine available has increased in recent years so has the array of affordable but excellent vinos on the market.
And while there's a perception in this country of French wine in particular being in the pricier bracket, if you know what you're looking for, you can impress your friends with a classy French red or top notch bottle of bubbles while still having plenty of money left over for a fantastic spread at your next dinner party.
One man who knows all about the huge array of French wine on offer in the UK is wine expert Colin Deane. He holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma and has judged for the International Wine Challenge and remains a panel judge for the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
So if you're after top tips on how to identify excellent, but affordable French wine, or would simply like to gain a better understanding of the different types of wine available from the world's most famous wine producing nation, then make sure you don't miss Colin's French Wine Masterclass Web TV show.
Colin Deane joins us live online on 2nd November at 15:00 for a French Wine Masterclass.
For more information visit www.frenchqualitywines.co.uk