2004 El Dorado Sauvignon Blanc Reserva
pounds 4.49, down from pounds 6.99, Sainsbury's Wine Festival (until 22 February)
From Jacques and Francois Lurton's Chilean venture, this is a fresh, grapefruit-zesty, aromatic, dry white with richness and crisp acidity. Good aperitif-style or with food.
Under a tenner
1999 Twin Wells Semillon
pounds 7.99, M&S
A nicely evolved dry semillon from Tyrrells in Australia's Hunter Valley, and a weight watcher's delight with its light 10.5 per cent alcohol. It combines the twin virtues of bottle age and astonishingly youthful, refreshing lemon- grass and citrus flavours.
Jean Moutardier Brut Rose NV Champagne
Around pounds 17.95, Great Western Wine, Bath (01225 322800), Noel Young Wines, Cambridge (01223 844744), Addison Wines, London SW11 (020-7924 2416)
Bronze-pink fizz redolent of red berries with a toasted brioche-like aftertaste for Valentine's Day.Reuse content