Under £5

2009 Jacob's Creek Chardonnay

A good time to pick up a bottle of this benchmark refreshingly crisp melon and peachy chardonnay now that "Australia's top drop" is on special offer in Tesco's Spring Wine Festival. £4.99, down from £6.99, until Tuesday

Under £10

2008 Alamos Malbec, Mendoza

A youthful Argentinian malbec from the Catena stable, this pure Andean red is rich in blackberry fruit flavours with a succulence of texture that makes it just the ticket for early summer barbecues. £7.49, Majestic

Splash out

2007 Puligny Montrachet 1er cru Les Chalumeaux

From Domaine Jean Pascal et Fils in the Côte de Beaune, a glorious example of Puligny; the lees-derived mealy characters adding complexity to the wine's minerally expression. £35, Marks & Spencer