Septima MalbecWine isn't a natural match to chocolate. Its mouth-coating intenseness can overwhelm many wines. And choose unwisely and both wine and chocolate will clash leaving behind an unpleasant metallic taste. But there are wines that harmonise wonderfully with both dark and milk chocolate.

Easter eggTry Vintage port or Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon with dark chocolate and oaked white with milk chocolate. Truffle and liqueur fillings need matching with equally rich wines: try Sherry, Marsala and Madeira.

PG Wine and Easter Egg Tips

Septima Argentinean Malbec 2010

£7.99 Wine Rack

If you like your chocolate with more chocolate then try this rich Argentinean red: chocolate/cocoa flavours with blackberry and raspberry jam plus there’s a smoky edge to it. Very slurpable.

Villa Maria New Zealand Private Bin Pinot Noir 2010Villa Maria Pinot Noir

£9.79 Co-op

Tart black cherry juice with a spicy Szechuan pepper ending.

Domaine La Borie Blanche French Terroirs d’Altitute Minervois La Liviniere 2007

£9.99 (or £7.99 when buy 2+) Majestic

Despite the ‘Blanche’ on the label this is in fact a complex red with fruity black cherry, blackcurrant and strawberry flavours along with black coffee and dark chocolate. With all that do you need the Easter egg as well?

Vionata AlbarinoVionata Spanish Albarino Rias Baixas 2010

£12.49 (or £9.99 when buy 2+) Majestic

It’s priced over ten quid but its lime, candy, almond and banana flavours are worth it. Very good as a dinner or dessert wine.

Fillaboa Spanish Albarino Rias Baixas 2010

£14.99 M&S

It’s the same grape from the same region as the wine above but it tastes completely different: more floral with a sweet-sour thing going on. Expect pineapple, pear, apple and a bit of elderflower. Again would make a good before and after dinner wine.

For more wine matching suggestions try Wine for Easter eggs

Aldi Kooliburra ChardonnayThe post-Budget price rise of 10 pence a bottle still hasn’t stopped Aldi’s Budavar Hungarian Chardonnay being the best tasting and best value supermarket white currently around: £3.29 for fruitily-fresh apple, pear and melon flavours with a bit of bubblegum thrown in is such stonking value that you’ll wonder why you have to pay any more. But if you want more choice then I’m afraid you’ll have to.

clock changeThe move into British Summer Time always leaves me time disorientated but by 7pm this evening I know my system will have accepted the change – I can now listen to The Archers and admire the colour of a glass of lightly chilled white wine without needing to put the light on.

cork and corkscrewSpring is sprung, the grass is ris – I wonder where the corkscrew is? Because I’ve spent all winter not using this archaic piece of machinery and opened bottles with just a flick of the wrist. Screwcaps make getting into a bottle of wine so easy that you wonder why some producers still stopper their products with small pieces of oak tree bark whose primary goal seems to be getting in the way of enjoying wine.