Night in

2011 Lugana

There's a fresh sherbet-lemon aroma and bright spritzy-apple and bitter-lemon fruit behind this Venetian trebbiano whose zesty, crisp finish makes for classic summer's day al fresco drinking. £6.98, down from £7.98, Asda, until 4 October

Dinner party

2010 Trimbach Riesling, Alsace

Beyond the aromatics, there's a pristine fruit quality to this delicate yet full-flavoured riesling from the brilliant Alsace house of Trimbach; its exotic fruitiness is brought to a bone-dry conclusion. £10.99, Majestic

Splash out

2010 Chablis 1er Cru, Domaine Brocard

This fine expression of unoaked chablis from Brocard singles it out from common or garden chardonnay, bringing out the mineral expression behind the fruit, texture and spine of acidity. £14.99, Sainsbury's