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Cheer-up combos: 12 wine and cake pairings to get you through the week

There’s little more comforting than a massive slice of your favourite cake.

Except, perhaps, a massive slice of your favourite cake with a glass of wine specially chosen to match.

As award-winning wine journalist Alice Feiring demonstrates with her 12 expert tips, wine pairing is definitely not just for the savoury. Did you know, for instance, that a sparkling white dessert wine is an excellent partner to coconut cake? Or that a dry amber wine is perfect for a chocolate orange cake?

The list, from amara.com, takes in bubbly whites, deep reds and even sneaks in a couple of posh ciders.

So if the week is dragging its heels and you’re in search of a pick-me-up, browse our gallery below for the best wine styles to match with different cakes (plus shopping recommendations if you get stuck) and set yourself up with our food-booze pairings.

Bag yourself a bake and a bottle, hole up indoors and forget about the rest of the world. We won’t tell anyone...

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