2002 Booarra Chardonnay Viognier; 1998 Peter Lehmann Reserve Semillon; 2002 Mitolo Jester McLaren Vale Shiraz

Under a fiver: 2002 Booarra Chardonnay Viognier, Western Australia, £4.99, Somerfield until 29 March

Clean, zesty and fresh, this dry white displays refreshing zip and full-bodied, peachy fruit by combining the world's two most popular white varieties and adding a zesty squeeze of grapefruity acidity.

Under a tenner: 1998 Peter Lehmann Reserve Semillon, Barossa Valley, around £9.99, Harvey Nichols, Vin du Van, Kent (01233 758727), Noel Young, Cambridge (01223 844744)

A mature Barossa Valley semillon from one of the masters - a whiff of lemongrass, flavours of lemon meringue pie with essence of vanilla.

Splash out: 2002 Mitolo Jester McLaren Vale Shiraz, £9.95-11.95, Andrew Chapman, Abingdon (01235 550707), Philglas & Swiggot, London SW11 (020-7924 4494), Villeneuve, Scotland (01721 722500)

This screwcapped new red is aromatic, spicy and peppery, delivering a wine of approachable blackberry richness.

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