Well-chosen and affordable wine is just the thing for the thirsty traveller and there are plenty of places in the UK offering just that.

Choose from 300 wines by the glass on the list at Crooked Billet, 2 Westbrook End, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes (01908 373936; thebillet.co.uk), to accompany whole grilled megrim.

Try Canadian ice wine with your Yorkshire treacle tart and clotted cream at The General Tarleton, Boroughbridge Road, Ferrensby, Knaresborough (01423 340284; general tarleton.co.uk), where the list features 150 well-chosen bottles from around the world.

Owner Tim Hart's concise tasting notes on the wine at Hart's, Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham (0115-988 1900; hartsnottingham .co.uk), will turn a wine novice into an expert. A Picpoul de Pinet from Languedoc is just the thing with crab salad.

The extensive, wines at The White Horse, Chilgrove, Chichester (01243 535219; whitehorsechilgrove .co.uk) extends as far as Uruguay for an aromatic blend of chardonnay and viognier that goes down a treat with steamed fillet of sea bass, smoked salmon mousse and scallop sauce.

Ever had Welsh wine? Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Pendoylan, Vale of Glamorgan (01443 225877; llanerch-vineyard. co.uk), offers a vineyard tour, before lunching on slow-roast pork belly and a glass of Cariad.