|Tom Cannavan's wine-pages.com|
seductive, supple, ripe, plummy, smoky-oaky, sandalwood-scentedHouse White, Vin de Table, France, Marks & Spencer, £3.79.
zingy, lemon zest-spiked non-vintage wine2007 Sauvignon Blanc-Grenache, Maurel Vedeau. Tesco £3.99 until June 15
two thirds floral, grassy sauvignon blanc; faintly appley, more full-bodied2007 Sunrise Sauvignon Blanc, Concha y Toro. Waitrose, £5.49; Booths, £4.99
floral, nettle and flowering currant-charged fruit2006 Calder Grove Chardonnay. Somerfield, £4.99 until July 1
bold, buttery, melon and peach-stacked chardonnay2007 Periquita White, José Maria da Fonseca. Waitrose, £5.29.
excellent, spicy, peach and grapefruit zest-stashed wine2007 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, Asda, £5.38.
distinctive, grassily elegant, verdant, peapod-stashed sauvignon
Smooth, attractively dry, lemony, spicy white; 11.5% abv2007 Vouvray, Champteloup Vieux Vauvert, £6.49 Waitrose
Medium-dry with honeyed apple fruit and zingy acidity; 11% abv2007 Côtes de Gascogne Cabernet Franc, Domaine Millet, £6.95 Yapp Bros
Light, soft, raspberry-scented rosé; 11.5% abv
the ideal summery red to have on tap, literally.2007 Jasnières Domaine des Gauletteries. £7.99, Majestic
dried apricot and peach characters are focused by acidity2005 St Chinian Hecht & Bannier, Languedoc-Roussillon. £12.95, Berry Bros
grenache and mourvèdre brings an extra dimension to the berry flavours.
smooth, spicy, sweetly oaked2007 Fairtrade Live a Little Wildly Wicked White, (£5.65, Vintage Roots)
fresh, aromatic, Chenin- and Sauvignon Blanc-based2007 Ses'fikile Chardonnay, Western Cape (£6.99, Marks & Spencer)
elegant, balanced, citrus-fruit and vanilla-like2006 Origin Cinsault/Merlot, Western Cape (3 @ £4.66 Threshers, Wine Rack)
fresh, raspberryish, lightly oaked
restrained, northern Rhône style, with a beautiful clarity of black-fruit2006 Quinta do Coa Douro, Portugal (£7.50 Vintage Roots)
Classy Douro white; full of sultry pineapple and turrón flavoursLouis Roederer Brut Premier (£30-£40; widely available)
creamy, nutty loveliness
a swell of green reminiscent of undulating fields in JuneDomaine André Vatan 'Les Perriers' Sancerre 2006. £12.50, Yapp Brothers
A bit of gunflint and lovely tranquillity; sharp grass and citrus aromas softenAndré Dezat Domaine Thibault Pouilly-Fumé 2006. £12.75 Berry Bros & Rudd
it glides and slips and has hidden depths; more ethereal than manyDomaine Vacheron Sancerre 2007. £14.99, Majestic, Waitrose
glacial calm; Minerallic, elegant, and serious