Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

The first Bank Holiday weekend just might provide an excuse for barbecues and outdoor eating, so here are three suggestions…

A red

Aglianico Del Vulture, Taste the Difference 2009

Little known here, the Aglianico grape grown around Mount Vulture in Basilicata in southern Italy produces rich, dark, wines, with a firm tannic structure and tastes of chocolate and cherries. Great for strongly flavoured barbecued meats. £9, Sainsbury's

A white

Altano Vinho Branco Douro 2012

If you are having grilled mackerel or sardines or simply a big salad, this is a really distinctive Portugese white from the Symington port family made from local grapes Viosinho, Malvasia fina and Moscatel Galego. Herbal, smoky and aromatic, with loads of vibrant tropical fruit. £8.99, farehamwinecellar.co.uk; £9.75, davy.co.uk

A rosé

Mas De la Source Reserve Rosé 2013

At time of writing, it is difficult to predict whether it is going to be warm enough for a bottle of ice-cold rosé, but here's hoping… If you have some spicy seafood, prawns or some mixed mezze, this rosé – a zingy blend of Cinsault and Grenache – is just the ticket. £7.65, jascots.co.uk

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