Under £5

2009 Brachetto d'Acqui, Frizzante Dolce, DOCG, Araldica

At 5.5 per cent alcohol, this is Italian rosé meets raspberryade from the quality-conscious Piemontese co-operative Araldica. Utterly irresistible. £4.66, down from £6.99, Waitrose

Under £10

2008 Riesling Federspiel, Domaine Wachau

Federspiel is the term for a medium-bodied style of Austrian riesling and the elegance shows in this aromatic fruit cocktail which is deliciously fruity and yet dry. £9.99, buy 2 = £8.99, Majestic

Splash out

2008 Naia, Rueda

A moreish Spanish dry white, Rueda's verdejo grape mingles with kiwi flavours in a richly textured yet grapefruity style. £10.95-£10.99, Woodwinters (01786 834894), Halifax Wine (01422 256333), Define Food and Wine (01606 882101)