Under a fiver: 2004 Finca Las Moras Viognier, San Juan, £3.79, down from £4.79 to 14 November, Co-op
Young viognier can be a little bitter, but not this example of the northern Rhône's favourite grape from Argentina's hot San Juan region with its powerfully peachy and refreshingly juicy fruit quality.
Under a tenner: 2003 Beaujolais-Villages, Domaine des Nugues, Gelin, £6.99, or buy 2 = £6.49, Majestic Wine Warehouses
A cherryish gamay of the best kind thanks to the extra oomph brought by the 2003 vintage; a juicy, pure, unoaked red that trickles down moreishly, just the ticket with lightly spicy food.
Splash out: 2003 Santa Rita Floresta Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda, Chile, £9.99, Waitrose
Exotic, explosive, rich, this is a seriously good sauvignon from San Antonio Valley, one of the emerging cool climate regions near Casablanca. An intense expression of the grape variety full of grapefruit zesty and tropical fruit characters.Reuse content