Under £5

2008 Yarra Hills Chardonnay, Yarra Valley

With its green olive aromas and honeydew melon-like fruitiness, it's worth picking up a couple of bottles of this affordable chardonnay from Victoria's Yarra Valley. Buy 2 = £4.99, list price £7.49, Majestic

Under £10

2007 Domaine du Joncier Le Classique Lirac

At its bargain price, the time is ripe to pick up this Grenache-based blend from the southern Rhône with its spicy, heartwarming pepper and plum fruitiness. £7.99, down from £9.99, until Tuesday, Waitrose

Splash out

2001 Viña Arana, Reserva, La Rioja Alta

This classically mellow reserva rioja from a great vintage is all game and autumnal bonfire smoke, the succulent palate combining leather, almond and vanilla with savoury acidity. £19.95, Berry Bros & Rudd