Under £5

2009 La Poda Sauvignon Blanc Verdejo, Vino de la Terra de Castilla y Léon

Most Spanish wines are currently 25 per cent off, making this zingy, grapefruity dry-white Spanish blend of sauvignon blanc with Rueda’s local verdejo irresistible. £6.65, buy 2 = £4.99, Majestic.

Under £10

2009 AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc, Swartland

Rich Cape chenin blanc from ex-Rustenburg winemaker, there’s opulent yet fresh peachy fruit here rounded out by a touch of honey. £8.50-£9, Stone, Vine & Sun (01962 712351), Handford (020 7589 6113)

Splash out

Joseph Drouhin 2008 Rully, Premier Cru, France

This Côte Chalonnaise white burgundy from one of its greatest exponents is as stylish as it gets at the price: fresh, fragrant, richly textured stonefruits with buttery oak and minerality. £13.99, Waitrose.