Under a Fiver: 2003 The Bay Pinotage

This rustic pinotage from the Cape displays just the sort of berry fruit character for washing down grilled meats. Chill slightly. £4.49, reduced from £5.99 to 30 July, Co-op market town stores and superstores

Under a Tenner: 2005 Ascheri Barbera d'Alba Fontanelle

A vivid example of North-west Italy's barbera grape shows what a combination of natural freshness, lightly tinged oak and sour cherry fruitiness can do. £8.49, Sainsbury's

Splash Out: 2005 Chateau La Coste Rosé, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

A delightful, salmon- pink Provençal mix of cab sauvignon, syrah and grenache - a little slice of summer heaven. £15.95, Lea & Sandeman shops, London (020-7244 0522)