Something For The Weekend?

Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava, £3.99; 2003 Tempus Two Pewter Botrytis Semillon, 25cl, £8.99; 1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, £85-£90
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Under a Fiver

Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava, £3.99, Morrisons

No other sparkling wine can compete price-wise with cava. For celebrating the New Year on a budget, pop this crisply invigorating Spanish fizz, which got into this year's Spanish Top 100 for sheer exuberance and value. Corks away and wait for take off!

Under a Tenner

2003 Tempus Two Pewter Botrytis Semillon, 25cl, £8.99, Wine Rack, selected Threshers

Round off the year's last supper with this superb Australian sweet white with elderflower aroma, gooseberry jam richness, and zesty concentration of noble rot, it's wonderful on its own or with blue cheese.

Splash Out

1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, £85-£90, Majestic, Oddbins

For a toast that leaves a lasting memory, this magnificent 10-year-old blend is simply amazing. Along with Krug, Cristal and Dom Pérignon, Taittinger's deluxe cuvée deserves all the plaudits lavished upon it.

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