Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Gris

One of the pioneers of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is now winning awards for its reinvention of this related grape, an altogether different proposition. Yes, there are fresh tropical fruit and citrus flavours, but also richer, smokier notes and a long finish. Beguiling and different. Try with oily fish – grilled mackerel or rare tuna. £10.49, ocado.com, Tesco

Midweek meal

Altano Douro Quinta Do Ataide 2012

From vineyards owned by the esteemed Symington port family, this is a very modern, organic red wine from four port grapes. Extremely well made, with accessible, lushly sweet black fruits and a good mineral acidity, all delivered with restrained, well-defined power. Pair with all red, rare meats. £9.99, Waitrose

Bargain basement

Leopards Leap Shiraz Viognier

It is sometimes tricky to distinguish good from bad among the multitude of branded New World wines crowding supermarket shelves, but occasionally you can be rewarded with a good-value South African such as this. Brimming with spicy red fruits, the butch Shiraz tempered by floral Viognier, it is the ideal bottle for moussaka or lasagne. £5.78, Asda