Night in

2013 The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Pinot Noir

This good-value pinot noir from Chile's Casablanca Valley is sweetly perfumed with a fruitiness that's tempered by its Pacific-cooled freshness. £7.99, The Co-operative

Dinner party

2012 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz

A glossy Aussie delivering bang for buck in an opulent mouthful of juicy, spice-infused black cherry fruits framed by grip and freshness. £9.69, down from £12.99, to 2 June, Waitrose

Splash out

2013 Pazo Señorans Albariño

Peachy aromas and a prickle on the tongue introduce this dry white from Rias Baixas; intense stonefruit is clipped by a zesty saline finish. £14.95-17.42, Uncorked, Eclectic Tastes, Cambridge Wines, Gauntleys