Under a Fiver: 2005 Bodegas Borsao Mitico Garnacha, Campo de Borja

The most expensive of a trio of good-value garnachas, this justifies the extra pence with an added degree of strawberry fruitiness. £6.99, or £4.66, buy two get three, Thresher, Wine Rack

Under a Tenner: 2006 Pirque Estate Sauvignon Blanc

The most characterful sauvignon blanc to emerge from this Chilean estate; an aromatic dry white with assertive, New Zealand-like scents. £6.99, M&S

Splash Out: 2005 Chablis, Terroirs de Chablis, Verget

Verget is the company arm of the eccentric Belgian grower Jean-Marie Guffens, and this chablis, with its bone- dry minerality and high flavour extract, is a classic. £14.49, Oddbins