Specially Selected Carmenere 2012, £7.99, Morrisons

This Chilean red, made from the country’s own Carmenere grape in the Casablanca Valley, was bought at a discounted £5.99 but even at full price the plummy flavours with a hint of chocolate are a bargain.

Specially Selected Alsace Gewurztraminer 2012, £7.99, Morrisons

Mangoes, peaches and honey are the tastes in this beauty from the French region that borders Germany. It’s a grape that’s a native of the area and it makes a wine which is one of the few that goes well with spicy food like curries.

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV £38.99, Waitrose

The official champagne of the FIFA World Cup, Taittinger have marked the occasion with this limited edition souvenir bottle, in a gift box with balls of bubbles and the winners trophy. Generously fruity, with 40% chardonnay for minerally overtones, it’s light, lively and really fresh.