Couch potato

2010 Tesco Finest Picpoul de Pinet

This inviting Southern French answer to muscadet is an attractive and fruity Mediterranean white with crisp appley flavours and a dry finish; just the ticket for shellfish with an R still in the month. £5.79, down from £7.29, Tesco

Dinner party

2010 Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Central Otago Pinot Noir

Berry tones underpinned by a juicy fruitiness whose seductive quality is framed by spicy oak and grip. In red Burgundy mode for under a tenner. £9.99, Sainsbury's

Splash out

2008 Saint Aubin 1er Cru, Domaine du Pimont

Classy white Burgundy with chardonnay richness finished with a nutty aftertaste. Beats the fine Puligny Montrachet at twice the price. £22, Marks & Spencer

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