2012 Elegant Frog Vigonier, Pays d'Oc; 2012 Langhe Arneis, Cantine Ascheri; 2009 Natale Verga Barolo


Night in

2012 Elegant Frog Vigonier, Pays d'Oc

This is the real viognier deal, an aromatic dry white with honeysuckle aromas and a ripe, lightly oaked apricot fruit quality that doesn't overwhelm. £8.69, Sainsbury's

Dinner party

2012 Langhe Arneis, Cantine Ascheri

This is a characterful dry white made from the delicately perfumed arneis grape, its peachy ripeness supported by a glossy texture. £12.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2009 Natale Verga Barolo

A new parcel of sumptuous Barolo, this shows the classic perfume of the nebbiolo grape with textured mulberry fruit framed by a scented spiciness. £23, buy 2 = £18, Majestic