Under £5

2009 Sainsbury's Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

This refreshingly summery dry bianco made from the verdicchio grape, with its fresh floral fragrance and juicy, ripe green apple fruit, is just the job with smoked fish. £4.29, Sainsbury's

Under £10

2009 Mas des Mas Corbières

A fresh Mediterranean blend of syrah, grenache and carignan grapes with liquorice spice and blackberry complemented by a chocolatey richness and cut by a nip of damsony acidity. £9.99, or two for £7.99 each, Majestic

Splash out

2007 Passopisciaro Rosso, Sicily

Made from volcanic Etna's nerello mascalese grape, this fragrant red with its intense fraise du bois and cherry flavours and spicy oak is Sicily's unique answer to red Burgundy. £27.99, Corney & Barrow (020-7265 2400)