Under £5

2007 Castelvero Barbera d'Asti

From the dynamic Araldica co-op in Piedmont, this is a bright, cherryish barbera with a typically Alpine nip of damsony acidity and slightly smoky note. £4.65, down from £6.99, Sainsbury's Wine Festival, to 14 Sept

Under £10

2008 Asda Extra Special Chablis, Domaine de la Levée

This fine chardonnay, displaying the typically restrained, yet intense flavours of good chablis, stands out from the Extra Special crowd for its bone-dry minerality and mouthwatering tang. £8.97, Asda

Splash out

2008 Journey's End Chardonnay, Stellenbosch

This is richly flavoured Cape chardonnay, with honeyed flavours complemented by a lees-derived complexity. Around £13.99, Quaff, Hove (01273 820320), Bibendum (020-7449 4100)