Couch potato

2010 Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie, Domaine Malinge

There's an ocean-breezy freshness to this dry Loire Valley white with its appley bite and crisp tang thanks to its cool Atlantic location. £6.15, buy 6 = £4.61 from Wednesday (on all Morrisons' wines)

Dinner party

2008 Viña Mayu Reserva Syrah, Elqui Valley, Chile

Smoke and tar assail the nostrils in the mould of the northern Rhone's Crozes-Hermitage, only more opulent, while ageing in oak casks adds a supple texture. £9.99, Sainsbury's

Splash out

2009 Esprit de Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, Burgundy

Like Chablis, this is classic northern white Burgundy with mineral-fruit quality and crisp acidity, combining ripe fruit with the character of its location. £15.99, Waitrose