2009 Viñalba Patagonia Cabernet Merlot

Hervé Joyaux has a reputation for producing good value reds from his Patagonian vineyards, like this cassis-laden blend with its chocolatey veneer and smooth finish. £6.99 down from £8.99, until Tuesday, selected Co-op stores

2011 Sancerre Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Paul Cherrier et Fils

This fine new vintage sauvignon is fragrant and concentrated with classic gooseberry fruit, its herbaceous borders adding zing to this stylish Loire dry white. £12.99; buy 2 = £11.99, Majestic

2000 Château Léret Montpezat, Cahors

This south-western blend of mainly malbec and merlot shows the benefits of ageing in bottle with cherry richness, French oak, mellow tannins and a savoury sprightliness. £20 for a 6-bottle case, tesco.com/wine