Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Casa Silva Lolol Viognier 2011

This is one powerful bottle of wine from top-rated Chilean producer Casa Silva, which fully demonstrates the range of Viognier's attractions. Subtly aromatic on the nose, the flavours simply explode on the palate – think both spicy and smoky, with nuts, honey and apricots all in the mix – and a long, long, satisfying finish. Needs suitably complex food, such as a Middle Eastern fish tagine, with preserved lemon and olives. £13.99, Wine Rack; £12.95, stainton-wines.co.uk (as part of a minimum order of 12 mixed bottles)

Midweek meal

Jean Luc Colombo Les Pins Couches Rosé 2010

Almost the ideal late summer rosé, very well made using Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes grown close to the Mediterranean near Marseille. Lovely and fresh on the palate, with just enough spice to add complexity and interest. It's worth the effort to make a traditional bouillabaisse, the fish soup/stew from southern France, with plentiful aioli, just to accompany this wine. £7.99 (until 30 September, normally £10.99), askewine.com; £9.50, dickenshousewine.co.uk

Bargain basement

Cellier des Dauphins Grignan Les Adhemar 2010

From further up the Rhône Valley comes this red bearing the new name of the Côtes du Tricastin, changed after an, er, small incident involving a leak from a nuclear power station. A worthy winner of the best Rhône Red Under £10 in the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards, it is medium-bodied and well-balanced between fruit and the traditionally peppery slant of the area. Highly drinkable. £5 (normally £7.98), Asda