Under £5

2008 La Piuma Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy

Dark and brooding in colour, this aromatic red is a juicy mouthful of sweetly ripe, blackberry fruitiness; its rusticity tempered by a twist of damsony acidity. £4.49, down from £5.99, until 16 March, Waitrose

Under £10

2009 Springfield Estate Special Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc

From Abrie Bruwer in Robertson in South Africa, this fruit salad of gooseberry and passion fruit is given added intensity by its mouthwateringly grapefruit-zesty zing. £8.99, Sainsbury's

Splash out

2006 Hardy's Eileen Hardy Chardonnay

This rich Aussie beaut mingles the crafted oatmealy characters of lees stirring with full flavours and a grapefruity zestiness. £19.99, Ocado (special opening price £17.99 until 16 March), Swig, Planet of the Grapes