Pink Pink Fizz, Pere Ventura Cava; 2004 Charles Back Pinotage Viognier; Tesco Finest 10 Year Old Tawny Port

No damp squib this crowd-pleasing firecracker of a Spanish sparkler with its lively mousse and salmon-pink bubbles. Take advantage of the special offer and you could happily prolong the action into the festive season.

Under a Tenner: 2004 Charles Back Pinotage Viognier £7.99, down to £5.99, Somerfield, until 22 November

The aromatic viognier grape combines with the power-packed black cherry juiciness of the Cape's pinotage in a surprisingly successful marriage of beauty and the beast. Good value without the special offer, a bargain with.

Splash Out: Tesco Finest 10 Year Old Tawny Port £11.06, Tesco

Bonfire night calls for the creation of your very own comfort zone, which is easily done with this relatively inexpensive, aged tawny port whose rich fruit and evolved nutty flavours will fortify you against the elements whatever the weather.