2004 Asda English Regional Wine; 2004 Chapel Down Bacchus; 2001 RidgeView Bloomsbury

Under a Fiver: 2004 Asda English Regional Wine, £4.78, Asda

Under a Fiver: 2004 Asda English Regional Wine, £4.78, Asda

One of the few English wines on the market for under a fiver, this easy-drinking blend of Phoenix, Madeleine Angevine and Huxelrebe from Gloucestershire's Three Choirs displays fresh, hedgerow fruit flavours, and needs to be chilled before serving.

Under a Tenner: 2004 Chapel Down Bacchus, £5.99, Booths supermarkets

One of the best of the current crop of English dry whites, this is made from the Bacchus grape with distinctive floral aromas, a lively spritz on the tongue and delightfully crisp, grapefruity flavours in the mould of an English Sancerre.

Splash Out: 2001 RidgeView Bloomsbury, Cuvée Merret, £14.99, Waitrose

Made from the champagne grapes - chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier - this top English fizz, with its full-flavoured, creamy texture and dry appley tang, is the perfect alternative apéritif to get overseas visitors' tongues tingling.