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vibrant, sweet, scented, summer charmer oozes intense, rich, silky, red fruits2005 Vacqueyras Finest, Les Celliers de Beauregard, Tesco, £5.99.
delicious, easy-going, plummy, beefy-savoury spiced red2005 Château La Roseraie Dumont, St-Emilion, Marks & Spencer, £6.99.
fine, ripe, leafy fruit has plenty of spice and attitude2002 Bourgogne, Didier Fornerol, Howard Ripley £7.75
gamey red with plenty of leafy, ethereal berry fruit2005 Côtes du Rhône, La Truel, F. Zobel, Adnams £6.99.
juicy, savoury, meaty, grenache-based Côtes du Rhône2006 Vieux Remparts Lussac St Emilion Somerfield, £5.99 July 18 to Aug 14
young, jolly, juicy claret fruit; smoky, sandalwood style.2005 Les Gravouilles, Touraine Rouge, Stone, Vine & Sun £6.75.
oodles of exotic, starry, lively, perfumed, rose-scented velvety red fruit2005 Merlot 111B, Jean-Claude Mas Majestic two for £7.99 each.
bold, ripe, beefy, plummy merlot, with lots of seductive, fat, herby fruit2004 Vigneto Solimpia, Sangiovese, Majestic, two for £6.39 each.
lively, leafy, violet-scented red, with lots of rich, exotic, earthy fruit2005 Château du Parc, Coteaux du Languedoc, M & S £5.49.
dark, mysterious, waxy, incense-redolent, distinctly ecclesiastical bouquet2005 Peter Lehmann Tempranillo, Waitrose, £5.99 August 1 to Sep 11.
surprisingly zesty, making it a good barbecue bottle.
Peachy, apricoty, spicy and fresh (£5.99 if you buy three)2006 Pinot Grigio, Punggl, Nals & Margreid, 2 @ £7.99 Majestic
Delicate, but with intense citrus, leafy notes2004 Babich Pinot Gris, Marlborough £9.99/£6.66 Wine Rack, some Thresher
Aromatic, spicy lime flavours; smooth (£6.66 if you buy three).
sealed with a screwcap, adding zip to this distinctive, dry English white.2001 Chapel Down Pinot Reserve. £24.99, Fortnums, Averys
fine aromatic intensity: red berry fruits; creamy, champagne-like mousse2006 Chapel Down English Rosé. £8.99, Waitrose, Selfridges, Booths
fragrant summer pudding-style rosé with a juicy cranberry zing2005 Chapel Down Bacchus. £9.99, Booths, Waitrose, Selfridges
nettle and hedgerow with grapefruit acidity to keep you on your toesChapel Down Flint Dry. £6.99, Waitrose, Booths, Fortnums
elderflower characters, hedgerow fruits and a grapefruity zestiness2003 Denbies Greenfields. £21.99, www.denbies.co.uk
opulent, honeycomb flavour2005 Camel Valley Cornwall Brut. £17.95 camelvalley.com, Gt Wstrn Wine
creamy texture and rich flavour2004 Balfour Brut Rosé. £29.99, www.hushheath.co.uk
tiny pinprick bubbles; delicately dry, raspberryish flavour
perfumed, grapey; two aromatic varieties working in attractive harmony2006 Le Carignan de La Bastide Aux Oliviers (£6.60, Amphora Wines)
rich, concentrated, chocolatey red with masses of blackberry fruit2005 Château Camplazens Syrah 2 @ £5.49 each Majestic)
plummy, smoky, spicy2004 Dom Sainte Rose Barrel Selection Roussanne (£8.99 select Waitrose)
rich, toasty, citrus-like2006 Fié Gris, Domaine de L'Aujardière (£10.95, Lea & Sandeman)
intense, bone-dry, white pepper-scented
From Provence, a delicate Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre blend.Green Point Brut Rosé NV (£11.99; Majestic, H Nichols, Villeneuve, Amps)
A ridiculously elegant sparkling Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blendSimonsig Brut Rosé (£8.99 reduced from £11.99 until July 3; Waitrose)
Strawberry-scented rosé2005 "Taste the Difference" Côtes du Rhône (£4.49 Sainsbury's)
all juiciness and soft tannins from top Rhône producer Michel Chapoutier2005 Luis Felipe Edwards Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc, (£4.78; Asda)
fresh, easy-drinking blend of two classic varieties