2009 Craggy Range Te Kahu
(£14, Majestic)
A striking cabernet, merlot and malbec blend.


2010 Taste the Difference Awatere Valley Riesling
(£9, Sainsbury’s)
A dry riesling with plenty of juicy fruit and honey.

2010 The Crossings Marlborough
Sauvignon Blanc
(£11, Selfridges)
Ripe and juicy but with an elegant, savoury finish.

2007/8 Vidal Syrah
(£11.50, Waitrose)
From syrah’s home from home, the Gimblett Gravels.

2009 The King’s
Bastard Chardonnay
(£15, KWM Wines & Spirits)
Classy stuff indeed – silky smooth and subtle.


2008 Seresin Estate
Rachel pinot Noir
(£17.50, Armit)
Deeply concentrated and deliciously complex.