Wine: Something for the weekend?

2006 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, 2005 Willunga 100 Grenache, 2005 Le Clos de Pressoir Menetou Salon
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Under a Fiver

2006 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Santa Barbara

The quality of Italian white wines continues to improve, as this zippy, aromatic, unoaked dry white from the verdicchio grape demonstrates. £4.99, Marks & Spencer



Under a Tenner

2005 Willunga 100 Grenache

Made from low-yielding old vines in McLaren Vale, this is an excellent value, full-bodied blend (5 per cent shiraz) that's full of rich, soft and spicy fruitiness. £7.99, Sainsbury's



Splash Out

2005 Le Clos de Pressoir Menetou Salon

From Joseph Mellot in the Upper Loire Valley, this single vineyard sauvignon blanc has dry minerally undertones. £10.25, Corney & Barrow, London and East Anglia (020-7221 5122)

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