Night in

2014 Vignerons du Vieux Tinailler Morgon La Tour des Bancs

Delightfully approachable and full of vivid summer pudding fruit with a and a lively tartness. £8.49, Lidl

Dinner party

2012 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Margaret River

A fine Bordeaux-style blend from Western Australia displaying cassis with hints of cedar and mint. £14.99, Booths

Splash out

2014 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block

A Cape favourite, this Rhônish-style, mostly syrah blend, is steeped in rich chocolatey fruit concentration. £25, or buy 6 = £22, Majestic