Couch potato

2010 Domaine de la Croix de Chaintres, Saumur-Champigny, Loire

This summery red from the Filliatreau family is pure cabernet franc, bringing a herbal character to the red-berry fruit and a whiff of green pepper. £8.79, down from £10.99, until Tuesday, Waitrose

Dinner party

2011 Tesco Finest* Tingleup Riesling

From Howard Park's Janice McDonald in Western Australia, this is an excellent dry riesling whose lime-like aromas are complemented by a zesty fruit quality, rounded out by a touch of juicy sweetness. Tesco, £9.99

Splash out

2008 Vincent Girardin Saint Aubin Premier Cru Les Perrières

This Côte de Beaune chardonnay is a superbly crafted, full-flavoured dry white Burgundy in meursault style with a whiff of oak smokiness underpinned by a mineral dry aftertaste. £25, Laithwaites