2008 Villaseta Nero d'Avola Syrah
This glugger made from a Sicilian blend of four-fifths native nero d'avola and one-fifth syrah displays damson plum juiciness softened by its stay in big oak vats, while keeping an Italianate nip of acidity.
2008 Domaine Combes, Saint Chinian
A mix of syrah and old vine grenache from one of the Languedoc's best appellations, fresh, peppery-scented aromas lead into a soft and juicy mouthful of raspberryish fruitiness.
£5.24, down from £6.99 until 3 Nov, Waitrose
2008 Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, S Africa
Mouthwateringly zingy, Atlantic-cooled Cape sauvignon blanc with herbal undertones and green pepper and gooseberry flavours that ape Sancerre.
£10.99 (or £8.79 each if you buy 2 bottles), MajesticReuse content