Under £5

2009 Cambalala Chardonnay Colombard

Benefiting from the freshness of the new vintage in South Africa, this is a typically lively, affordable Western Cape blend; with its undertones of guava, it makes for a juicy everyday quaffer.

£3.49, Aldi

Under £10

2007 Villiera Brut Natural, Stellenbosch

I'm not convinced I could tell, tasting it blind, that this stylish and tangy South African blanc de blancs made from pure chardonnay, with its biscuity, honey-flecked mousse, wasn't Champagne. Could you?

£9.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2008 Morgenhof Estate Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

Made from old vine chenin blanc partly fermented in barrel, this is an exceptional Cape-meets-Vouvray dry white, rich in peachy flavours, finishing honeyed yet crisp.

£10.99, Waitrose