Specially Selected Carmenere 2012, £7.99, Morrisons

The first of two own label wines from Morrisons which highlight the value supermarkets can give you.

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.

Alcohol level is 13.5% and it’s 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.

Alcohol is 13% and the price is also very competitive. Refreshingly different.