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one of the most thrilling Marlborough sauvignons ever at a killer priceBerrys' House White, France, Berry Bros & Rudd £4.95
gentle, leafy, juicy yet citrussy chardonnay-based white2005 La Baume Winemaker's Selection Viognier Waitrose, £4.99.
exotic, full-flavoured viognier, a whizz with summer stir-fries2006 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Lacheteau, Waitrose, £3.99.
elegant, ripe, aromatic 12 per cent alcohol white with fruit and flavourFrench Connection, Vin Blanc Cuvée, Tesco, £3.99; Asda, £3.98.
light, juicy, clean, uncomplicated, verdant, citrussy fruit.2005 Château des Maladrets Beaujolais Villages. Majestic,2@ £4.99
lively, brilliant; young, crunchy fruitBerrys' House Red, Berry Bros & Rudd, £4.95.
delicious ripe, plummy, velvety, berry fruit-laden red2006 Stone Road Shiraz, France, Co-op, £4.49.
big, fat, curranty berry fruit and lots of squishy plum flavours2005 Oak-aged Extra Special Burgundy, Asda, £5 until July 10.
oodles of palatable, ripe, meaty, beefy, classic strawberry-scented pinotFrench Connection Cuvée Vin Rouge, Tesco, £2.79 on offer; Asda, £3.98.
easy-swigging vin de table; juicy, gluggable, faintly bubblegum-scented
Beautifully supple, with plum and olive notes2004 Seigneurs d’Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon, £7.99 Waitrose
Soft, spicy, herbal notes and sweet fruit2005 Château David, Bordeaux, £4.99 Sainsbury's
Full, ripe cassis and cedar flavours
A classic southern Rhône blend of Mediterranean grape varieties2004 Clos d'Yvigne Le Rouge et Le Noir. buy 2 = £7.49, Majestic
from Bergerac-based writer and winemaker Patricia Atkinson2005 Chianti Classico Rubiolo, Gagliole. £13.95, Berry Bros & Rudd
displays the vibrant, cherryish flavours of Tuscany's sangiovese grape
rich, smoky, blackberryish2005 Pirque Estate Cabernet, Chile (£6.99, Marks & Spencer)
minty, cassis-scented, full-throated2005 Terre de Bussière, Domaine de la Janasse (2@£6.99 Majestic)
rich, juicy, densely structured2004 Ridgeview Bloomsbury Cuvée Merret (£17.99, Waitrose)
crisp, elegant2004 Denbies Greenfields Cuvée (£21.99 from the vineyard)
rich, toasty, complex
scrumptious Gamay from the heart of Beaujolais; delightful aperitif2006 Errázuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Chile (£6.99; Thresher)
juicy, yet dry and spicy pink is ideal with cold meat and salad2006 Ochoa Rosado de Lagrima (£6.99-£7.99; Abbey Taurus; Bretby)
delightful, well-structured blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha2006 Yering Station Pinot Rosé, Australia (£10 6; N Young; Harrison)
full of spiced cherry fruit and is great with salmon steaks or tunaGraham Beck Brut Rosé NV South Africa (£10.99; Bibendum)
made in the Champagne method; remarkable value, with lovely fruitRuinart Rosé Champagne NV (£39.99; Lea & Sand; Harrods, Nicolas)
My favourite pink Champagne; delicate, with hints of strawberries.
relatively light-bodied; thick with the scent of summer pudding berriesLes Rouillères St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2005, £8.99, Waitrose
from 35-year-old vines, with some graphitey, pencil-box smell.J Marteau Sauvignon de Touraine 2006, £5.99, Marks & Spencer
lots of verve and grassy character.L'Arpenty Chinon 2005, France £9.10, Yapp Brothers
picks its way with great, unruffled delicacy across your mouth