Wine: Something for the weekend?

2005 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi; 2004 Hardy's Oomoo Shiraz; 2004 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir
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Under a Fiver: 2005 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Coste del Molino

A floral dry white from the heart of the Marche region whence springs verdicchio, Italy's characterful native grape. £5.99, or 2 bottles for £4.79 each, Majestic

Under a Tenner: 2004 Hardy's Oomoo Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Vivid, youthful red with a peppery tinge to the blackberry fruitiness of Australia's most popular grape punches above its weight. £8.99, or 3 for £5.99 each, Wine Rack, selected Threshers

Splash Out: 2004 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir

Young pinot noir from New Zealand. Full of sumptuously rich red berry fruit with a sleek vanilla-scented veneer of oak. Around £11.99, Booths Supermarkets, Luvians Bottleshop (01334 477752)

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