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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2009 Chablis, Desvignes, Ainé & Fils, France. Asda, £4.93 until July 5

surprisingly good, young ’09; lively, juicy, cheesy, lemon zest-spiked fruit

Saluti Vino Bianco, Vino da Tavola, Italy. Waitrose, £4.99

pleasant zingy, verdant, peach and aniseed-layered fruit

2008 Six Mile Road Symphony, California. Co-op, £4.99 from July 7-27

exotic, spicy, mandarin peel-scented white

Guilleminot Brut Champagne, Blanc de Noirs, Colchester Wine, £18.75 until June 30

biggest, bounciest non-vintage champagne style of all. Star buy

Canti Prosecco Heritage, Spumante Brut, Italy. Asda, £5 until July 26

light, lemony sparkler oozes delicious tutti-frutti fruit

the Sunday Times - Bob Tyrer

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages Combe Aux Jacques 2008 (£6.95 Tesco until Tuesday)

Gorgeous, lightly fruity thirst-quencher — drink cool

Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (£9.49 Waitrose)

Berry-rich, spicy and uplifting

Little Beauty Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (£10.99 littlebeauty.co.nz)

Refreshing tropical flavours

the Independent - Anthony Rose

Sainsbury's House Merlot. £3.49, Sainsbury's

pleasing, non-vintage barbecue red; spicy with cherryish sweetness

2009 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa. £5.99 to 4 July, Oddbins

Smoky sauvignon in Sancerre mould; typical capsicum character

2007 Domaine Heresztyn Vieilles Vignes, Gevrey-Chambertin. £25.99, Waitrose

mulberry-like fruitiness and a delicate touch of spicy oak

the Times - Tim Atkin

2009 Gran Tesoro Garnacha Rosé (Campo de Borja, £3.99, 13.5 per cent, Tesco)

cherry stone and raspberry fruit, good acidity and a faint sweetness

2008 Old Vines Grenache Noir (£5.99, 14.5 per cent, Marks & Spencer)

big wine with more tannin than most, ripe plum and raisin notes

2006 Mas de Subira, Priorat (£7.99 each for two, 14.5 per cent, Majestic)

smoky, wild blend of grenache, carignan and cabernet is great value

2005 D’Arenberg The Sticks and Stones (McLaren Vale, £16.99, 14.5 per cent, Oddbins)

sweet fruit and oak and lovely savoury tannins

2008 Asda Extra Special Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Ogier (£14.47, 14 per cent)

Spicy, clove-scented grenache is complemented by syrah, mourvèdre and cinsault

2007 Patrick Lesec Les Espalines, Gigondas (£14.99, 15.35 per cent, Waitrose)

quite tannic but has plenty of ripe, fleshy red and black fruit flavours

the Guardian - Victoria Moore

Framingham Classic Riesling 2008 (£9.95; 11% abv, Slurp.co.uk)

waltzing, tingly, lively and incredibly moreish off-dry New Zealander

Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2009 (£17.95; 13% abv, Slurp)

straight, hard lines; immaculate, minerallic and very self-possessed

Scotsman - Rose Murray-Brown

ASDA TORRONTES 2009 Trivento. (£4.47, Asda)

palate is surprisingly zesty fresh and dry. Crackingly good price

ANAKENA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009 (£5, reduced from £6.49, Luvians)

clean crisp quaffer from Rapel valley

CSERZEGI 2008 Hilltop Estates. (£4.75, The Wine Society)

A mildly spicy, crisp refreshing blend. Perfect for picnics

DB SEMILLON/CHARDONNAY 2009 (£5.99, Oddbins)

balance of rich honeyed palate and vibrant acidity

CONOSUR RESERVE DRY RIESLING 2009 (£8.99, Tesco)

Lime and floral aromas, very sleek minerally palate

TASTE THE DIFFERENCE PETIT CHABLIS 2008 (£7.49, Sainsbury's)

grown in the highest coolest vineyards hence the crisp taut palate

VALSANZO VINA SAIZO 2008 (£8.95, www.fromvineyardsdirect.com)

delicious, nutty, limey crisp aperitif

DB PINOT GRIGIO VAT 11 2009 (£8.99, Oddbins)

rich weighty crisp dry take on the popular pinot gris grape

STICH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009 (£8.69, Waitrose to 3 July)

Typical pungent hallmarks, zesty, characterful and full of life

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

2009 Rizzardi Soave Classico "Costeggiola" 12%vol, Italy (£13.50; F&M, Longford Wines)

Beautifully crafted, with ripe, sweet apple-and-pear fruit

The 2005 Brothers in Arms No. 6 Shiraz/Cabernet, 15.5%vol, Australia (£12.20; Tanners)

bursting with ripe plums and damsons, spice and pepper

2009 Longue-Dog Grenache/Shiraz, 14%vol, France (£4.99; Sainsbury's)

enjoyable and characterful red crammed with spicy blackberry flavours

2009 Yali Merlot Rosé, 12%vol, Chile (£4.79 as part of mixed half dozen; Majestic)

dry to off-dry and full of wild strawberries


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