Under a Fiver

2007 Sainsbury's Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

This dry Italian bianco may not set the world alight, but as one of Sainsbury's Great Value wines under £4, it's certainly one of the best in the range for its clean fruitiness. £3.99

Under a Tenner

2005 Dominio Basconcillos

Red fruit flavours and cherry combine with firm tannins and a savoury cutting edge of refreshing acidity to create a satisfying, full-blooded northern Spanish red. £9.90, Vintage Roots (0800 980 4992; vintageroots.co.uk)

Splash Out

2008 Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc

An exciting new contender for the Cape's best sauvignon blanc crown, this aromatic nettley sauvignon blanc is rich but not overpowering, concentrated yet restrained. £11.95, Jeroboams