Under £5

Sainsbury's House Shiraz, NV, South Eastern Australia

One of the best of the new Sainsbury's so-called House range aimed at bringing newcomers to wine, this is a juicy, spicy Aussie red, ideal for a belt-tightening barbecue or party. £3.96

Under £10

2009 Domäne Wachau Terraces Grüner Veltliner

With a fresh pear and stonefruits quality, the zip of this great-value Austrian white balances the fruit richness to finish clean and dry, a treat with smoked eel. £7.99, down to £5.99, to 24 August, Waitrose

Splash out

2007 Mendel, Malbec, Mendoza

Four Ms make up this moreish Argentinian red: the brand, the grape, the place, and Roberta de la Mota, the creator of this oak-seasoned, black cherry and mulberry-like marvel. Around £17.50, Jeroboams, Handford