Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Cullerot Celler del Roure 2013

A defiantly different Spanish white from near Valencia – a combination of the rare Verdil grape with sherry staple Pedro Ximénez plus Macabeo and Chardonnay, all aged in clay amphora. The result is rich, fulsome and exotic, with flavours of oranges and spices dominant. Drink with roast pork or baked fish. £12.99, dbmwines.co.uk

Midweek meal

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012

A benchmark Aussie Shiraz, from one of its best producers, this is really big and satisfying, packed with dark, dense blackcurrant and blackberry fruits, followed by a lengthy finish. Drink now with red meats or casseroles or put some aside for a few years to let flavours improve. £9.99, Co-op stores; £11.99 (each for two bottles, as part of a purchase of six mixed bottles; normally £15.99), Majestic

Bargain basement

Paolo Leo Primitivo di Manduria 2009

From Italy's heel in Puglia, where the Primitivo grape is grown on barren landscapes and baked in the endless sun, resulting in full-bodied, earthy wines that need equally robust food to bring out their best. Perfect for pasta with a beef, game or mushroom ragu. £7.99 (until 2 December; normally £10.99), Waitrose