Under a Fiver

Tesco Finest Tapiwey Sauvignon Blanc

Take advantage of Tesco's special half-price offer, which runs to 5 December, and pick up this bracingly refreshing Chilean Sancerre tastealike. £3.99, Tesco

Under a Tenner

2005 Rive Haute Vin de Pays du Gers

Excellent deal on this fine, full-flavoured Gascon white, whose tangy grapefruit qualities place it halfway between France and New Zealand in style. £8.99, buy two get one free = £5.99, Wine Rack

Splash Out

2004 Mas Janeil, Côtes du Roussillon Villages

This impressive red from the Lurton brothers displays a spicy aroma of strawberry and damson jam, while concentrated old grenache fruit shows supple-texture silkiness. £15, selected Waitrose branches