Under a fiver: 2003 Villa Malea Oaked Viura, £2.99, Sainsbury's
This clean, fresh, lightly smoky Spanish white made from Rioja's viura grape slips down easily with its juicy, ripe fruit and zesty twist of grapefruity acidity. Down from £4.99 for Sainsbury's Wine Festival until 2 March, it's the ideal everyday dry white.
Under a tenner: 2003 Zonte's Footstep Shiraz Viognier, Langhorne Creek, £5.99, Sainsbury's
Also reduced by £2 until 2 March, this is an aromatic, in-vogue Australian blend of shiraz and viognier, the Côte Rôtie grapes. It's full of clove spice and cinnamon, with a twist of pepper and generously rich and rounded, spicy fruit.
Splash out: 2001 Kooyong Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, From 14.95, Lea & Sandeman, (020-7244 0522)
A gem of a pinot noir from one of Australia's coolest regions. It's perfumed and velvety on the palate with a cherry and mulberry-like fruitiness that recalls a more opulently seductive burgundy.Reuse content