Night in

2014 La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo

A full-bodied Spanish tinto whose spicy aromas lead into a peppery, cherry fruitiness with the perfect heft for all things barbecued. £10.49, buy 2 = £7.87, Majestic.

Dinner party

2013 Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fumé

This sauvignon blanc expresses the grape variety with a herby ripeness, and its Pouilly Fumé origins with a fine mineral aftertaste. £11.99, down from £15.99, until 30 June, Waitrose

Splash out

2013 Malagousia, Domaine Ktima Gerovassiliou, Epanomi

A Grecian beauty that gobsmacks with opulent tropical fruit rounded by subtle oak, and whose zesty acidity etches in refreshing balance and zing. £16.99, Wine Rack