Under £5

2009 Asda Australian Shiraz

From the Murray Darling region, this Aussie shiraz is succulently juicy, with a blackberry fruitiness and a modicum of spicy oak making an unfussy, moreish barbecue red – weather permitting. £4.28, Asda

Under £10

2009 Zalze Shiraz-Mourvedre-Viognier, South Africa

This blend of Rhône grapes from the Cape's Johan Joubert has wild berry-fruit characters, with the grip and brambly flavour to cope with a Cape-style braai. £5.19, down from £6.49, until 13 July, Waitrose

Splash out

2009 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

A stylish Awatere Valley wine with intense nettle and herbal aromas and passionfruit and gooseberry aplenty, this is a dry, piercing Kiwi white with a grapefruit zest. £13.99, case price £11.19, Oddbins