Night in

2014 PX, Elqui Valley, Chile

This Chilean dry white made from the pedro ximéne grape is like a ripe bordeaux blend with a lemony freshness, finishing with an appley twist. £7, Marks & Spencer

Dinner party

2012 The Lioness Shiraz

Aromatic notes of black fruit develop into a red of succulence, with flavours of plum tempered by a tell-tale touch of cool climate pepper. £8.99, down from £9.99, until 11 August,The Co-operative

Splash out

2012 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River

The cassis richness of this classic bordeaux-style blend is tinged with fresh mintiness, while the chocolatey fruit is focused by a firm finish. £23.99, Waitrose