2004 Brown Brothers Dry Muscat; 2002 Domaine Chainer Vouvray Moelleux; 2002 Chateau Bela Riesling

Under a fiver: 2004 Brown Brothers Dry Muscat, Victoria, £4.99, Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Somerfield, Budgens, Makro

Like a bunch of muscat grapes with an exotic rose-petal fragrance, this is a refreshing dry white with a touch of sweetness from the Brown Brothers family in Victoria. Best savoured chilled.

Under a tenner: 2002 Domaine Chainer Vouvray Moelleux, Clos du Nouys, £8.99, Noel Young, Cambridge (01223 844744), Mill Hill Wines (020-8959 6754)

The rich apple and honey flavours of this fine medium-sweet from the Loire are complemented by just the right degree of fresh acidity.

Splash out: 2002 Chateau Bela Riesling, Sturovo region, Muzla, £9.95, Tanners of Shrewsbury (01743 234455)

From an excellent Mosel producer, this crisp, aromatic Slovakian riesling has a fresh spritz and delicate, off-dry citrusy ripeness underpinned by minerally fruit and steely acidity.

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