2008 Louis Jadot

Beaujolais-Villages (£9.09; Waitrose, Tesco &c). Bojolly is even more jolly after a spell in the fridge.

2008 Cantina Cortaccia Cabernet (£7.99; Ten Green Bottles). Alto Adige cab sauv/franc can also take a bit of chill.

2008 Domaine Paul Blanck Pinot Noir (£12.99; Waitrose). From Alsace: light, delicate and absurdly gluggable.


2008 The Society’s Exhibition Martinborough Pinot Noir (£12.95; Wine Society). Perfectly judged pure Kiwi pinot.


2007 Saumur (£8.25; Yapp Bros). Raspberry ripe and dangerously drinkable.


2008 Bouchard Pinot Noir, Vin de Pays d’Oc (£5.99; Sainbury’s). Proof that cheap pinot doesn’t have to taste cheap