2010 Malvirà Nebbiolo delle Langhe; Finest* Sauvignon Blanc Furmint, Slovenia; 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Bernadine


Night in

Finest* Sauvignon Blanc Furmint, Slovenia

Distinctive dry white combining sauvignon blanc with the furmint grape. A spicy blend with apple and pear juiciness. £5.99, down from £7.99, Tesco, until 22 January

Dinner party

2010 Malvirà Nebbiolo delle Langhe

Elegance from a Barolo country red whose floral, berry-fruit fragrance lures you. A bright cherryish fruit, which retains the trademark freshness of the Alpine foothills. £11.99, Waitrose

Splash out

2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Bernadine

Liquorice spicy in aroma, this grenache/syrah/mourvèdre blend shows rich plum pudding fruitiness. £23.27-27.73, Hermitage Cellars (01243 431002), winedirect.co.uk