Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Cascina Ballarin, Barbera D'Alba Giuli 2008

Serious, sophisticated, medium-bodied red from Piedmont, with a delightful balance of fresh, cherry flavours and a dark, intense structure. Fabulously moreish; drink with a herby roast chicken and rocket salad. £25.30, jascots.co.uk

Midweek meal

Tabali Limari Viognier 2013

The lack of oak keeps this Chilean Viognier bright, floral and enticingly vivacious, packed with flavours of fresh apricots and lemons. Seriously good value, so pair carefully with simple roast cod loin, prawns or scallops. £7.50, thewinesociety.com

Bargain basement

Cuvée Chasseur 2012

There are very, very few sub-£5 wines likely to find favour here, but this is one of them. A cheerful, juicy, berry-fruit-flavoured, uncomplicated French country red from the reliable Grignon stable, perfect for the three p's: pizza, pasta, parties. £4.99, Waitrose