Under a Fiver: 2006 Casablanca Valley Chardonnay

Air-conditioned by the Pacific, this excellent value, new vintage chardonnay is a clean, crisp dry white displaying peachy flavours and tropical freshness. £4.99, M&S

Under a Tenner: 2004 Château Tour Léognan

A classic Graves blend of two-thirds sauvignon and a third semillon; a fine example of the style, minerally and rich with lightly toasty oak and fine lemony freshness. £9.49, Waitrose

Splash Out: 2005 Sancerre Roc de L'Abbaye

Pure Loire Valley sauvignon from ace grower Florian Mollet, who coaxes intense aromas from the variety and combines them with the rich but flinty fruit qualities of the Sancerre. £12.49, Oddbins