Under £5

2007 Zuccardi Fuzion Shiraz/Malbec

Zuccardi is a byword for good value in Argentinian wine and this warming blend with its fresh dark berry fruit flavours and sweet gluggy fruit is no exception. Just the ticket for everyday sipping and a handy party red too. £4.29, Somerfield, Waitrose.

Under £10

2001 Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon

Hunter Valley Semillon has a remarkable capacity to age into a wine with deliciously toasty characters and flavours of citrus and lemongrass; and this is just such a classic from the Australian company McWilliam's. £9.99, Morrisons.

Splash out

2006 Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir, Marlborough

This is New Zealand pinot noir at its aromatic and succulent best, showing sweetly ripe fraise du bois fruitiness, seductively plush-textured opulence and a layer of spicy oak that sits in perfect harmony with the fruit. Around £16.99, Tesco