Wine of the week: Rogers and Rufus Grenache Rosé; Mission Estate Hawkes Bay Cabernet-Merlot; L'Arène des Anges Costières de Nimes

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

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Sunday lunch

Rogers and Rufus Grenache Rosé 2014

Here's hoping for some mild October days to enjoy the last "pinks" of the year. This is Barossa meets Provence: crisply bone-dry, orange-pink colour, gorgeous citric and herbal flavours, a long finish. Best drunk very cold with lobster, langoustines or spicy fish stews. £12.99, frazierswine.co.uk; £15.25, flagshipwines.co.uk

Midweek meal

Mission Estate Hawkes Bay Cabernet-Merlot 2013

For those cooler evenings, try Hawkes Bay meets Bordeaux from New Zealand's oldest, French-founded winery – smoothly seductive and ripe flavours of blackberries, dark plums, with a touch of tar and chocolate and good, firm tannins. Goes with all roast and grilled red meats. £9.95, thewinesociety.com

Bargain basement

L'Arène des Anges Costières de Nimes 2014

Meanwhile, back in the real France, seek out this good discount on a fine southern Rhône red, a robust, spicy mix of Syrah and Grenache, with flavours of blueberries, pepper and some floral hints. Excellent with north African dishes such as couscous or merguez sausages. £5.99 (until 13 October; normally £8.99), Waitrose

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