Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Signature de Colmar Alsace Grand Cru Hengst Pinot Gris 2011

This is serious Alsatian wine-making and a smack of late summer, with just a hint of golden autumn, in every mouthful: dry, full-bodied, well-structured and sumptuous, with complex flavours of dried fruits, honey and a touch of spice on the palate. Will develop in the bottle, but drink now with white meats and blue cheese. £15.95, hawksheadwines.co.uk

Midweek meal

Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2013

The "ripasso" method is where the young, cherry fruit and chocolate-flavoured Valpolicello wine is mixed with the residue of venerable Amarone, giving a richer, more structured taste at a fraction of the price of true Amarone. Goes with all roast meats and pasta with ragu. £8.95, thewinesociety.com

Bargain basement

Caleidoscopio 2013

The Portugese and French staples of Touriga Nacional and Mourvèdre are not normally associated with Malbec, but work wonderfully well in this vibrant, full-bodied Argentine blend, if you can forgive the tacky label. This is one for kebabs or spiced butterfly chicken on the barbecue. £6 (until 7 September; normally £8), Marks & Spencer

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