Under £5

2006 Syrah, Cave de Saint Désirat

The Ardèche in south-eastern France is the origin of this attractive young syrah, whose juicy summer-berry fruitiness makes it an easy red for washing down anything from pizza to grilled meats. Buy 2 = £4.99, Majestic

Under £10

2007 Château Gaillard Reuilly, Loire

This crisp, aromatic dry white Sancerre-alike, aptly named, as gaillard means sprightly in French, shows pure, full-flavoured Loire Valley sauvignon blanc with fine-textured stonefruit and flinty minerality. £9.99, M&S

Splash out

2004 Alter Ego de Château Palmer

Serious claret from a good bordeaux vintage, this second label of the Margaux estate, Palmer, is all about aroma and fresh, elegant black fruit flavour. £29.99, reduced from £39.99, Sainsbury's Fine Wine, to 14 April