Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Caliterra Tributo Carménère 2011

Sumptuous single-vineyard wine that took the best Carménère prize at the recent Wines of Chile awards, and justifiably so. Smooth, intense, with flavours of blueberries and coffee, with a characteristic slight smokiness. Perfect with roast beef or a fillet steak. £11.50, winedirect.co.uk

Midweek meal

Beau Moulin Fitou 2010

Ideal to savour in front of the fireside with a chicken casserole or some meaty sausages after a long day, this unpretentiously rustic southern French blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah is packed with full-on flavours of black fruits and herbs. £7.99, Marks & Spencer

Bargain basement

Kleine Zalze Chenin Blanc Reserve

Spring might still be a little way off, but you will certainly get a little sunshine from this wonderfully refreshing and accessible wine from South Africa's finest white grape. Peachy, lemony, citric and very easily drinkable. Goat's cheese, salads and simple grilled fish are best. £7.49 (until 25 March; normally £9.99), Sainsbury's