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2004 El Dorado Sauvignon Blanc Reserva; 1999 Twin Wells Semillon; Jean Moutardier Brut Rosé NV Champagne
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Under a fiver: 2004 El Dorado Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, £4.49, down from £6.99, Sainsbury's Wine Festival (until 22 February)

Under a fiver: 2004 El Dorado Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, £4.49, down from £6.99, Sainsbury's Wine Festival (until 22 February)

From Jacques and François Lurton's Chilean venture, this is a fresh, grapefruit-zesty, aromatic, dry white with richness and crisp acidity. Good aperitif-style or with food.

Under a tenner: 1999 Twin Wells Semillon, £7.99, M&S

A nicely evolved dry semillon from Tyrrells in Australia's Hunter Valley, and a weight watcher's delight with its light 10.5 per cent alcohol. It combines the twin virtues of bottle age and astonishingly youthful, refreshing lemon-grass and citrus flavours.

Splash out: Jean Moutardier Brut Rosé NV Champagne, Around £17.95, Great Western Wine, Bath (01225 322800), Noel Young Wines, Cambridge (01223 844744), Addison Wines, London SW11 (020-7924 2416)

Bronze-pink fizz redolent of red berries with a toasted brioche-like aftertaste for Valentine's Day.

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