Under £5

2008 Marks & Spencer Spanish Garnacha Shiraz

Vivid and peppery, this blackberryish blend of garnacha and syrah from Cariñena is the ideal budget quaffer for atoning for festive over-indulgence.

£3.99, M&S

Under £10

2009 The Ned Waihopai River Black Label Sauvignon Blanc

Tinged with blackcurrant-leaf aromas, this Marlborough sauvignon blanc is gooseberry- and passion-fruity, with balancing zestiness.

£7.49, buy 2 = £5.99, until 1 Feb, Majestic

Splash out

2007 Michel Chapoutier Gigondas

A southern Rhône blend of grenache topped up with syrah, cinsault and mourvèdre, whose spicy plum and blackberry fruit concentration requires heartwarming winter fare to do it justice.

£15.99, Tesco