004 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc; 2004 Shingle Peak Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc; 2004 Verité Viognier

A last chance this weekend to buy an Adelaide Hills dry white that's pungently aromatic with a herbaceous border of gooseberry fruit and grapefruity acidity. It makes for a refreshingly zingy style; excellent value at Co-op prices.

Under a Tenner: 2004 Shingle Peak Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £5.49, down from £7.29, Sainsbury's

Last chance saloon to nab this assertively gooseberryish New Zealand dry white, whose powerfully opulent, tropical-fruit flavours deliver the distinctively zesty character of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Splash Out: 2004 Verité Viognier £11.99, Waitrose

A newcomer to Waitrose, this is a top-flight southern French viognier from Laurent Miquel, who produces a rich, exotic dry Languedoc white with aromas of honeysuckle, banana and peach aromas and a subtle kiss of oak rounding out the mango flavours.

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