Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

With big supermarkets closed, this is a day to rely on the few remaining off-licence chains and smaller shops for that last-minute bottle for your Easter meal.

For lamb…

Domaine de l'Espigouette, Vacqueyras 2010

The largely south-facing slopes of Vacqueyras in the southern Rhône ensure the Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes are baked in the Mediterranean sun, resulting in rich, powerful wines that will cut through the fattiness of lamb. Adding rosemary will complement the wine's hints of garrigue herbs. £14.99, Wine Rack

For fish or chicken…

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Villa Maria might be ubiquitous, but it remains a reliably fine expression of classic Marlborough Sauvignon blanc: crisp, refreshing flavours of gooseberries, passion fruit and lime. And a very good discount price. £7.49 (until Tuesday, normally £11.25), Co-op

For chocolate…

Blandy's Duke of Clarence Madeira

Chocolate can be the cruellest marriage with wine, deadening red or white at will. So try one of Europe's most underrated fortifieds: layered, luscious, but with enough acidity to cut through chocolate or any other sweet dessert. And a bottle will keep a long time. £13.75, Oddbins

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