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Sparky, zesty, greengage-packed spring sauvignon.2008 Ardèche Gamay, Cave de Saint Désirat Marks & Spencer, £3.99.
plummy, peppery, spicy red; gamay at its juiciest, unoaked best.2008 Château Ka, Source Blanche, Lebanon Waitrose, down to £7.99
Unusual muscat, sauvignon and semillon-based appley white with pleasing fruit.2005 Château Ka, Source de Rouge, Lebanon Waitrose, £7.99 until May 17
bold, beefy, chocolatey, atypical cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah mix.2007 Berry’s Own Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Ogier Berry Bros & Rudd £17.55
wonderful ripe, inky, mulberry and prune-stashed fruit with terrific concentration
damsons, darkest chocolate, spices and a hint of mushroomy undergrowthMontepulciano d’Abruzzo 2007, £3.99 (Sainsbury's).
raspberry, smoke and spice; a palatable party winePecorino 2007, £8.99 (Marks & Spencer).
citrussy depth of flavour to make it a lively companion at lunch or dinner
elderfloral and nettley scent and gooseberry and citrus flavours2006 Gigondas Notre Dame Des Pallières. £9.99, Majestic
so opulent ; powerful black-fruited darkness2004 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva. £12.99, Sainsbury's
beautifully balanced mix of ripe red and black fruits and slinky textures.
balance between youthful stone fruit flavours and tingling acidity.2007 Concha y Toro Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc (2 @ £3.99 per half Majestic)
Elegant and refreshing with citrus fruit and a touch of peachy sweetness.Moscato Freisa Spumante, Tosti (£6.99, 6.5%, Marks & Spencer)
adding a note of wild strawberries to grapey, honeyed baseMick Morris Liqueur Muscat, Rutherglen (£7.49, 18%, Tesco)
Ultra-sweet, unctuous and tongue-coating2007 Jurançon Clos Uroulat, Charles Hours (£8.95 per half, H & H Bancroft)
light, citrus crunchy and very fine2005 Taste the Difference Sauternes, Château Guiraud (£8.99, Sainsbury's)
Botrytis-derived flavours of apricot and honeycomb, with a dusting of vanilla spice2007 Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest Riesling (£11.49 per half, waitrosewine.com)
lovely fruit flavours and remarkable complexity, elegance and palate length.2006 Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon, Nugan Estate (£11.99 per half, Morrisons)
Spicy and intense, with notes of honey and tropical fruit.2005 Darting Estate Scheurebe Beerenauslese, Pfalz (£13.99 half, selected M&S)
Grapefruity and refreshing with flavours of mango and citrus peel.2005 De Trafford Straw Wine, Stellenbosch (£19.22 per half, Bibendum)
pineapple, vanilla and crème brûlée are all entwined on the palate.2005 Molino Real Mountain Wine, Malaga (£29 per 50cl, Wine Society)
Rich, yet refreshing with flavours of orange marmalade and citrus zest.2003 Királyudvar Tokaji Cuvée Ilona (£33 per 50cl, waitrosewine.com)
layer after layer of flavour. As close to sweet perfection as I've tasted this year.
clean, tangy, aromatic wine with a good squeeze of lemon and limeVilla Flora Lugana 2007, Italy (Waitrose, £5.99 until 12 May)
floral freshness and zing with some richer, nutty depthsRocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico 2005, Italy (Sainsbury’s, £15.99)
Medium-bodied, with ripe red-berry fruit and toasted nuts – perfect.
the feral reek of the wild boar salamiCono Sur Reserva Chardonnay 2007 (£5.99 until 12 May, Waitrose)
a faceful of hot sunshine while eating a slice of buttered toastChâteau Sainte Marguerite Organic Rosé 2008 (£9.99, Majestic)
delicate, red berry-scented; a gentle spring or summer aperitifDomaine de la Garrigue Vacqueyras 2006 (£9.99, Majestic)
It has fiery warmth, is rich and minerallic