Under £5

House Merlot

The brand new House own-label has just been launched by Sainsbury's as 'a great introduction to the world of wine'. This is one of the better reds, a pleasing, non-vintage barbecue red that's spicy with cherryish sweetness.£3.49, Sainsbury's

Under £10

2009 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc, Durbanville, South Africa

Smoky sauvignon in Sancerre mould, this is a drywhite with typical capsicum character. £5.99, reduced from £9.99 from Monday to 4 July in Oddbins World Cup promotion

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2007 Domaine Heresztyn Vieilles Vignes, Gevrey-Chambertin

This vivid wine from Florence Heresztyn in the Côtes de Nuits region of Burgundy displays mulberry-like fruitiness and a delicate touch of spicy oak. £25.99, Waitrose