Night In

2013 Pazo do Mar Godello Alma de Blanco, Monterrei

The clean, appley aromas and stonefruit quality of the godello grape bring a lively Granny Smith-twang to this appetising Galician dry white. £8.50, Oddbins

Dinner Party

2011 Lafou El Sender, Terra Alta

A Rhône-style blend of grenache with syrah and mourvèdre; the modern styling of this Spanish red brings texture and a bite to the wine's dark-berry and fruit qualities. £11.49, Waitrose

Splash out

2009 Dominio de Caïr, Ribera del Duero

Beneath a veneer of vanilla and liquorice spice is a stylish red whose cassis fruit is supported by a classic savoury freshness. £22.95-23.99, Halifax Wine, Hennings, DBM Wines