Saturday: 2002 Ninth Island Pinot Noir, Tasmania, £7.99, Waitrose, Tesco, Booths, virginwines.com

Saturday: 2002 Ninth Island Pinot Noir, Tasmania, £7.99, Waitrose, Tesco, Booths, virginwines.com

From Pipers Brook in the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania, this is a raspberry-scented, spicy pinot noir with riper, richer, more concentrated strawberry and cherry fruit flavours than I've seen before from this brand. A red for mushroom-based pasta and pizza, or, more daringly, barbecued salmon.

Sunday: Manzanilla La Gitana, Hidalgo, Waitrose, £5.29 (to 3 August), Majestic Wine (buy 2 = £4.99)

The sea air is good for us all, but in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, the Atlantic lends a special iodiney fragrance and tang to the sherry. With a promotional £1 or so lopped off at the moment, it's well worth investing in this pale, dry example from Hidalgo. Keep in the fridge as an appetite-whetter for picnics and al fresco summer lunches.

Any day: 2002 Poema Sauvignon Blanc, Vino de la Tierra Castilla y Leon, £4.99, Booths, Morrisons

Scented with the fresh-cut grass and elderflower fragrance of the sauvignon grape, this is a juicily ripe, nettley dry white from the high Spanish tablelands of Rueda. A lemon citrus zing adds freshness and balance. A dry white for drinking on its own, with salad Niçoise or with grilled or steamed white fish.

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