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The Times

Published:  23 July, 2008

JANE MacQUITTY was introduced to alcohol the sensible way - wine mixed with water - and she is keen for this sort of moderation to be shown with today's teenager. The more sensible among us attend our teenagers' parties, have a guest list, check arrivals at the door, and issue two drinks vouchers per head for the entire event,' she advises. And for those parents who wish to go one step further and trick their offspring into drinking something which is virtually alcohol-free, she comes up with a few cheat' options: My Cheat's Pimm's is an especially good idea, as you can add more fruit and sparkling lemonade and much less alcohol without any of your teenage guests noticing.' MacQuitty's star buys include 2005 Casillero del Diablo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile (4.99; Somerfield) and 2005 Sancerre Ros, Cuve Jean Marchal (10.99; Waitrose).