Wine: Something for the weekend?

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Under £5

2009 Cuvée Pêcheur, Vin de Pays du Comté Tolosan

A little Gascon gem, this is a refreshingly herbal, apple and pear blend of the south-west's colombard and ugni blanc made in a citrusy style; ideal for al fresco pursuits. £3.99, Waitrose

Under £10

2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Monfil Garnacha, Cariñena

This great-value Spanish red with its plum and cherry aromas, damsony bite tinged with mild gamey undertones stood out at the L&S summer tasting. £6.95, Lea & Sandeman (020-7244 0522)

Splash out

2008 Langhe Nebbiolo, Serralunga d'Alba

A summer-pudding red with a peppery twist, this fresh, lightly grippy nebbiolo from Sergio and Ettore Germano in Piedmont is an affordable alternative to barolo. £15.99 (case price £12.79), Oddbins; limited availability