Under £6

2010 Fief Guérin Muscadet, Côtes de Grandlieu Sur Lie

From near the Atlantic, this is a refreshing, bone-dry white, whose Granny Smith bite aftertaste makes it the perfect match for summer picnics. £5.59, down from £6.99, until Tuesday, Waitrose

Under £10

Reuilly Cuvée Nathalie 2010, Nathalie Lafond

This is delicately herbal in aroma with a distinct blackcurrant-leaf twist, while the taste is classically Loire Valley sauvignon with a gooseberryish, flinty finish that could be sancerre. £9.99, buy 2 = £8.99, Majestic

Splash out

2010 Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Pouilly-Fumé

Behind the delicate fragrance and spritz-fresh prickle of this Loire Valley sauvignon blanc from André Figeat lies an attractive nettley richness, etched with a flinty aftertaste. £12.49, Sainsbury's