Night in

2011 Tesco Finest* Vinho Verde

A blend of the local loureiro and trajadura grapes, the aromatic notes of this Portuguese dry white bring a freshness to a summer's evening wine of relatively moderate alcohol. £7.29, Tesco

Dinner party

2011 Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner, Lower Austria

Gobelsburg's Michael Moosbrugger knows how to coax the special fragrance of Austria's nummer eins white grape variety, whose freshness is underpinned by notes of white pepper and spice. £9.99, Waitrose

Splash out

2011 Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

This white Burgundy-style wine has a peachy-fruit richness mingled with complexity of flavour and grapefruity zest. £16.99, Marks & Spencer