2003 Monte Alentejano Trincadeira; 2004 Graham Beck Chardonnay Viognier; 2001 Kooyong Haven Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula

Under a fiver: 2003 Monte Alentejano Trincadeira, £4.99 (from £6.99), Sainsbury's (Wine Festival until 22 Feb)

Under a fiver: 2003 Monte Alentejano Trincadeira, £4.99 (from £6.99), Sainsbury's (Wine Festival until 22 Feb)

From Portugal's deep south, an aromatic red with ripe, juicy plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours. A well-judged touch of spicy oak is balanced by fresh damsony acidity. An all-purpose and affordable red.

Under a tenner: 2004 Graham Beck Chardonnay Viognier, £4.99 (from £6.99), Sainsbury's (Wine Festival until 22 Feb)

Peachy aromas and a refreshing, tongue-tingling spritz. This powerfully full-flavoured and full-bodied dry Cape white exotically blends chardonnay and viognier grapes for richness enlivened by clean, juicy acidity.

Splash out: 2001 Kooyong Haven Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula, £21.95, Lea & Sandeman, London (020-7244 0522)

Fabulously rich, wonderfully spicy. One of the best New World pinot noirs I've come across in a while. Stocks are low, so hurry to bag Australia's answer to red burgundy.

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