Night in

2013 Venturer Rueda Verdejo

Venturer is a new series showing a particularly good one-off blend – this is one of the first in an appetisingly dry Spanish white showing from Aldi. £4.99, Aldi

Dinner party

2012 Vasse Felix Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

Typically fine Australian chardonnay showing complex nutty notes and seductive ripe melon. £15.99, Majestic

Splash out

2010 Domaine du Père Caboche, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Strawberries with cardamom spiciness, this rich, juicy blend glides across the tongue for a satisfying finish. £21, Yapp Bros (; 01747 860423)