Wine: Something for the weekend?

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Under a fiver: 2004 Tesco Finest Vintage Claret

Good value red Bordeaux does exist. As proved by this very decent gluggy claret with its modern, coffee-bean veneer of oak and fresh capsicum leafiness. £4.99, Tesco

Under a tenner: 2005 Doña Paula Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc, Tupungato

A delightful, crisp example of the sauvignon grape at its zingy best. An aromatic sauvignon blanc that Argentina can be proud of. £5.99, Oddbins

Splash out: 2003 Gardiés Blanc Vieilles Vignes, Côtes du Roussillon

Rich, toasty, dry white that could almost be fine burgundy - but for the power and Pyrenean minerality captured by gifted grower Jean Gardiés. £12.95 bottle/ case, Laytons and Jeroboams in London