Under £5

Saluti NV Vino da Tavola Bianco

A triumvirate of the grecanico, catarratto and trebbiano grapes from the two regions of Sicily and Romagna, this is a zingily unoaked, peachy dry non-vintage white with a twist of grapefruit zestiness. £4.99, Waitrose

Under £10

2009 The Parcel Series Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Wairau

Mysteriously, the producer of this bright sancerre-like New Zealand Marlborough sauvignon, tinged with green pepper, prefers to remain anonymous. £9.99, buy 2 = £7.99, until 1 November, Majestic

Splash out

2008 Bonny Doon Mourvèdre Central Coast, California

In its aromatic dark red berry fruitiness and refreshing acidity, there's a European cast to this blend of old vine mourvèdre, grenache and carignan from Randall Grahm. £11.99, Marks & Spencer