Off the shelf

Here is this week's top pick of good value bottles to savour

The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2009, New Zealand, Waitrose down from 8.99 to 5.99 until January 4: A wine which is full of gorgeous, crisp, crunchy flavours. Perfect as an aperitif, and to carry through to enjoy with starters. Majestic has the same deal until January 31.

Booths Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, Booths, down from 29.99 to 23.99 until December 31: This is the best price I could find for one of my favourite champagnes. Rounded, toasty and with depth of flavour to last all day and well into the evening.

Errazuriz Merlot 2009, Chile, Majestic down from 7.99 to 5.49 on multibuy until January 31: Packed full of lush bramble and plum fruit flavours with just enough backbone and lift to make it enjoyable on its own or with food. Good value party drinking.

Croix Milhas Rivesaltes, half bottle, Tesco, down from 7.99 to 3.99 until January 4: Flagged up a couple of months ago, now is the time to snap up this bargain priced, toasted gingerbread, prune and orange peel soaked wine. Serve it with crme brule, nuts or cheese.

YP MAG 11/12/10