2006 Portal da Aguia Blanco; 2005 La Motte; 2006 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir

Under a Fiver

2006 Portal da Aguia Blanco

Gluggy everyday white with fresh-pear fruitiness and a refreshing bitter lemon twist. Oddbins, £4.99, or £3.99 if you buy by the case

Under a Tenner

2005 La Motte

Shiraz Viognier Arich and spicy Cape take on Côte Rôtie; the floral fragrance of the viognier mingles nicely with the concentrated dark-cherry fruitiness of the shiraz to add lift and complexity. £9.99, Tesco.

Splash Out

2006 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir

A captivating red, full of juicy-fruit quality and yet with the added texture provided by subtle oak and the gentlest nudge of tannin. £14.95, Green & Blue Fine Wines, London SE22 (020-8693 9250), Halifax Wine Company (01422 256 333)