Night in

2011 Ramos Reserva, Alentejo

Bright, no-frills southern Portuguese blend full of berry and plum fruit with a twist of damsony acidity; just the ticket for the barbie. Fresh stocks due in this week. £8.49, buy 2 = £6.99, Majestic

Dinner party

2011 Secano Paico Vineyard Block 3 Sauvignon Blanc

Behind the herbal notes of elderflower, there’s an intensity of concentrated, gooseberryish flavour in Sancerre mould with a seabreezy zest to it. £11.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2010 Domaine Nicolas Rossignol Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Lea & Sandeman

A village red Burgundy with succulence of cherry fruit with no overt interference of oak. £14.95 at Lea & Sandeman (020- 7244 0522)