Under a Fiver

2006 Les Andides

Less well-known and less pricey than vouvray, this Saumur Blanc is a tangy dry white with apple and quince flavours and a touch of sweetness. £4.99, Waitrose

Under a Tenner

2002 CVNE Reserva

An unheralded year like 2002 in Rioja helped produce this bright, cherry-fruity blend of tempranillo, garnacha and graciano with its smoky undertones. £8.69, reduced from £10.99, buy 2 = £6.95 each, Majestic

Splash Out

2002 Bandol, Mas de la Rouvière

A Mediterranean blend based on the mourvèdre grape, showing a classic, rich dark-berry core of fruit infused with spice, pepper, tannin and acidity. £12.50, Yapp Bros, Mere, Wiltshire (01747 860423)

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