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2003 Riverview Gewürztraminer; 2002 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Riesling; 2001 Quinta do Crasto Reserva
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Under a fiver: 2003 Riverview Gewürztraminer, Hungary, £3.99, Waitrose, or three for £10, until a week tomorrow

Under a fiver: 2003 Riverview Gewürztraminer, Hungary, £3.99, Waitrose, or three for £10, until a week tomorrow

From the Hilltop Winery, this is one of the best value whites from this Hungarian co-operative, an affordable Alsace-alike with Turkish Delight floral characters and exotic lychee-like flavours.

Under a tenner: 2002 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Riesling, £9.19, Oddbins

A step up from Villa Maria's basic riesling, this is a spritz- fresh, aromatic, dry white whose lime and melon scents are perfectly complemented by tropical zest. Chill and serve with summery noodles.

Splash out: 2001 Quinta do Crasto Reserva, Old Vines, Douro, £11.99, selected Sainsbury's stores

Using the classic Port grapes, this new-wave Douro Valley wine is an intensely perfumed blend of sweetly blackberry-like fruitiness with class added by New World-like oak polish and incisive, lip-smacking acidity.

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