Night in

2009 Taste the Difference Aglianico del Vulture

From the volcanic soils of Mount Vulture in Basilicata, this is a rich and spicy rosso with a glossy texture. £6.75, down from £9, until Tuesday, Sainsbury's

Dinner party

2013 Riesling *5* Kallstadter Saumagen, Pfalz

Made by ex-M&S buyer and German winemaker Gerd Stepp, this fine, bright dry German riesling is intensely lemon and lime scented. £15, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2009 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay, Auckland, New Zealand

This world-class chardonnay from the Brajkovich family is crafted with restrained tropical fruit aromas. £18.99, Waitrose, 43 branches