Night in

2012 Nero di Troia

From the southern Italian heel of Puglia, the nero di troia grape produces a vivid red of smooth texture and ripe dark fruitiness. Great with pizza, or pasta with a tomato sauce. £6.99, Morrisons

Dinner party

2013 Saint Clair Winemaker's Blend Chardonnay

This Kiwi chardonnay boasts plenty of ripe, peachy fruit underpinned by a gentle touch of toasty oak and grapefruit freshness. £15.99, Waitrose Cellar

Splash out

2010 Gigondas Domaine Grand Romane Cuvée Prestige, Amadieu

Behind the sweet and peppery aromatics, there's a blueberry fruitiness. £23.35, The Good Wine Shop, L'Art du Vin, Weavers of Nottingham