2006 Extra Special Beaujolais Villages

When the gamay grape of Beaujolais is as juicy and refreshing as this, it becomes a delight to drink as an everyday red for washing down anything from pasta and pizza to sausages and autumn game.

£4.98, Asda

2006 Ugaba Red, Stellenbosch

From French-South African joint venture, Anwilka, this Rhône-meets-Bordeaux-style blend of syrah, cab sav and merlot displays a vivid blackberry quality.

£8.79 when you buy 2 South African wines, Majestic, to 27 Oct

2000 Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley New South Wales

An intensely fresh, unoaked dry white whose smoky, lemongrass aromas and toast-and-honey richness set it apart as one of Australia's classic dry whites.

£19.99, selected Tescos