Under £5

2008 Vino da Tavola Bianco

Made from the southern Italian catarratto, trebbiano and moscato grapes by French winemaker Gaetane Carron, this is a crisp and zingy apple and pear dry white of the everyday glugging variety.

£3.99, Marks & Spencer

Under £10

2007 El Malbec de Ricardo Santos, Las Madras Vineyard, Cuchillas de Lunlunta, Mendoza

This juicy Argentinian malbec is all supple blackberry and dark cherry fruitiness, a short period of ageing in oak adding texture.

£8.99, Majestic

Splash Out

2005 Domaine de Roally Viré Clessé Tradition

A rich and complex white burgundy, yet as you'd expect from the quality-conscious Thévenet family, this unoaked chardonnay maintains a wonderful freshness too.

£17.99, buy 3 for £11.99 each, Wine Rack