Under £5

2009 Casa Lella Catarratto

Retaining good fresh acidity despite its southerly location in Sicily, the native catarratto grape is stainless-steel fermented – and the result is a delightfully zingy dry white. £4.98, Asda

Under £10

2009 Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc 'Tres Viñedos'

From Maria Luz Marin, one of Chile's best sauvignon blanc producers based in the San Antonio Valley, this is a powerfully scented, gooseberryish dry white. £9.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2009 Villa Maria Clifford Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

The distinguishing features of this Awatere Valley sauvignon are an intensity of gooseberry fruit concentration and richness, tempered by a razor-sharp tang. £13.49, Sainsbury's