Wine: Something for the weekend?

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Under £5

2008 Hardy's Anniversary Shiraz

I'm not convinced it was ever worth £7.99, but at under a fiver, this youthful, liquorice spicy Aussie shiraz, with a juicy fruit quality and hit of tannin cries out for spicy sausages or a classic spag bol. £4.99, Waitrose, until Tuesday

Under £10

2007 De Bortoli Gulf Station, Yarra Valley

This is a resonantly fragrant Aussie pinot noir whose juicy, raspberryish fruitiness and clean-cut spicy oak is a fine example of what the Aussies, such as the de Bortoli family, can achieve at under £10. £9.99, Sainsbury's

Splash out

2008 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc

This Kiwi sauvignon from Marlborough is typically pungent with a mass of passion fruit and elderflower scents, with a delicious tropical fruit ripeness on the palate adding zesty acidity and a lively zip. £11.99, Oddbins