Under £5

2006 Balcon De La Villa, Toro

Made from tempranillo, aka tinta de toro in north-west Spain, this powerful red has cherryish flavours enhanced by maturation in American oak casks.

£4.79, reduced from £5.99, to 31 January, Marks & Spencer

Under £10

2007 Spy Mountain Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand

Produced by Spy Valley on South Island, this is a refreshing Kiwi riesling made in the classic dry style, whose sweet touch makes it perfect with mild green Thai chicken or vegetable curry.

£9.23, Tesco

Splash out

2004 Barolo, Zonchera, Ceretto

This classic nebbiolo shows why 2004 was a great vintage for barolo in Italy's Piemonte region – ripe plum and damson fruit quality with savoury acidity adding a stylish balance.

£25, Majestic Fine Wine stores