2006 Domaine de L'Olivette Blanc, Vin de Pays des Coteaux de Cabrerisse; 2007 Cono Sur Vision Gewürztraminer, Block Las Colmenas, Casablanca Valley; 2003 Château Beaumont, Haut-Médoc

Under a Fiver

2006 Domaine de L'Olivette Blanc, Vin de Pays des Coteaux de Cabrerisse

Made using organic grapes from a southern French blend, this is a vibrant dry white with an intense fruit flavour. £4.99, Waitrose

Under a Tenner

2007 Cono Sur Vision Gewürztraminer, Block Las Colmenas, Casablanca Valley

A refreshingly dry, rose- petal-scented example of the Alsace grape. £7.99, or buy 2 bottles = £6.39 each, Majestic, till 4 February

Splash Out

2003 Château Beaumont, Haut-Médoc

From the torrid 2003 "Californian" vintage, this sleek cru bourgeois claret shows vanilla and coffee-bean aromas. Instantly likeable. £12.95, Berry Bros & Rudd (www.bbr.com)

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