Under a Fiver

2007 Trinacria
This tasty little Sicilian rosso, made from a local blend of frappato, nerello and nero d'avola grapes, is a moreish blend of cherry and damson fruitiness with just enough bite to cut through pasta sauces and grilled meats.
£3.79, Waitrose

Under a Tenner

2006 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay
This is one of California's famous names, and while this is not its top wine, it's a stylish dry white with a peachy fruit and refreshingly pineappley acidity.
£9.99, down from £14.99, Majestic, Waitrose

Splash Out

2005 Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Amarone
A special Veronese "ultra-valpolicella" made using corvina and rondinella grapes dried on mats to concentrate the juices and flavours, this is a powerful liquid fruitcake of a red.