Under a fiver

2004 Adelaide Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, £4.99, Co-op

The crisp, bright lemony bouquet on this cool-climate Australian sauvignon blanc suggests, and delivers, an equally refreshingly crisp, tropically fruity style of sauvignon blanc, remarkable for its depth of gooseberry flavours and for its affordability.

Under a tenner

2003 Tabali Chardonnay, Reserva Especial, £7.94, 130 selected Asda stores

The immediacy of fresh, tropical fruit in this Chilean wine is complemented by an opulent, burgundian style, with crisply refreshing citrusy fruit characters and a smidgen of oak for added complexity and class.

Splash out

2002 Nuits St Georges, David Duband, £24.49, Oddbins

A delightfully modern red Burgundy from the fine 2002 vintage. This pinot noir has typically mouthwatering raspberryish fruitiness deftly rounded with just a touch of oak. The ideal red for roast duck and game.