Under £5

Tigress Sparkling Rosé Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Bay of Fires NV

Fizz buy of the year? This Tasmanian Majestic 'deal' must be close: its berry fruit showing the soft texture of bottle age, its raspberryish aftertaste still fresh and dry.

£4.99, Majestic

Under £10

2006 Spier Vintage Selection Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier

Rich and spicy, this Western Cape blend of three Rhône varieties is full-flavoured with mulberry and damson fruitiness, undertones of vanilla and a savoury nip of fresh acidity.

£9.81, Asda

Splash out

2008 Mullineux White, Swartland

Blending chenin blanc with clairette and viognier, the lees stirring in cask of this Cape dry white brings complexity to an old vine; rich dried fruit cut by citrusy acidity.

£13.95, Berry Bros & Rudd (0800 280 2440)