Under £5

2008 Sainsbury's Alentejano Portuguese Red

Fresh and juicy with a rhubarby nip of acidity, this blend of aragonez, trincadeira and alicant bouschet from Portugal's south makes the perfect mid-winter quaffer. £4.49, Sainsbury's

Under £10

2008 Grüner Veltliner Gedesfrofer Moosburgerin

Classic Austrian grüner veltliner, fresh, fragrant and full-bodied with an undertone of white pepper and appley flavours, delicious on its own, or a fine match for fish, vegetables and poultry. £9.49, Waitrose

Splash out

2001 Château Laroze Saint-Emilion

Drinking beautifully now it's softened into a middle age of supple-textured dark fruit flavours, this classic merlot/cabernet franc blend is the perfect Sunday-lunch red. £19.99, down from £22, until 28 Feb, Majestic