Grignan-les-Adhémar Cuvée Traditionelle 2011; Cuatro Rayas Verdejo 2012; Odfjell Old Vine Carignan 2011

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Odfjell Old Vine Carignan 2011

Chill autumn days were designed for this. Warming and satisfying, made from old Carignan vines in Chile's Maule Valley, there are fresh black-cherry fruits mingling with tastes of leather, vanilla and a hint of chocolate, all of which linger on the palate for a long time. Drink with roast or grilled meats, particularly venison. £14.99,

Midweek meal

Cuatro Rayas Verdejo 2012

Refreshing and invigorating, this Spanish white is bursting with flavours of citrus and pears, but an underlying touch of spice gives a nice edge of richer complexity. This makes it versatile enough to drink with both simple fish dishes and white meats such as chicken or pork. £7.99, Marks & Spencer

Bargain basement

Grignan-les-Adhémar Cuvée Traditionelle 2011

Excellent does-what-it-says- on-the-tin Rhône red from one of the lesser-known AOC areas – a very accessible, medium-bodied, fruity, everyday wine, slightly spicy on the finish, that would be great for stocking up for festive-season gatherings. £7.75 (normally £8.50), Asda