Under £5

2008 Corbières, Cave de Mont Tauch

This spicy, robust southern French blend of grenache, carignan, syrah and mourvèdre from the Mont Tauch Co-op shows plenty of juicy peppery fruit and damsony acidity – the perfect everyday sipper. £4.49, Morrisons

Under £10

2007 Ramon Bilbão Single Vineyard Rioja

Vivid in colour, this modern blend of tempranillo and garnacha lays the emphasis on blackberry fruit succulence and concentration, carrying its smoky oak spice and vanilla with style. £8.99, buy 2 = £6.74, Majestic

Splash out

2007 Marks & Spencer Meursault

True white burgundy of the kind you know and love, there's plenty of deliciously nutty and lees-derived oatmealy flavours in this stylish meursault, seamlessly bound in a framework of subtle oak and textured opulence. £24, M&S