Night in

2013 Paul Mas Marsanne

This is a delightfully aromatic dry southern French white from the quality-minded Jean-Claude Mas with bright, peachy richness etched with a strong apple bite on the finish. £7.99, The Co-operative

Splash out

2013 Mâcon La Roche Vineuse, Domaine Chêne

Affordable white burgundy is a laudable aim and it's achieved in this accomplished and full-flavoured Mâconnais chardonnay. £13, Marks & Spencer

Dinner party

2011 Tenuta Chiccheri Valpolicella Ripasso

The ripasso technique involves adding the grapeskins of amarone to the fermenting wine and gives richness and intensity with a balancing freshness. £20, Oddbins