Night in

2014 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc Coastal Region

Breezes and altitude create the perfect vineyard conditions for refreshing, herbal-scented sauvignon blanc aromas with gooseberry flavours. £8.99, down from £11.99, Waitrose

Dinner party

2012 Viña Leyda Canelo Syrah

The intensely aromatic, sweetly spiced Leyda Valley syrah is supported by a succulently juicy mouthful of blackberry fruit which is itself infused with black pepper and spice. £11, Oddbins

Splash out

2009 Spalletti Brunello di Montalcino

A powerful example of the sangiovese grape from the hills of Montalcino, sumptuous cherry aromas are enhanced by succulent sour flavours. £23, Sainsbury's