Merlot Brazil 2013, £6.74, Waitrose

We all heard of Chilean Merlot, now meet the version from South American neighbours Brazil.

Made in the Rio Grande do Sul this smoky, cherry-tasting red goes down well with many foods.

It’s a Waitrose own-brand wine with, 12% alcohol and a very sensible price.

The label tells us Brazil’s first competitive game was in 1914 – against Exeter City!

The Bandit Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012, £7.19, Waitrose

Moondyne Joe was apparently a notorious Western Australian bandit captured in 1869 breaking into the Houghton Winery where this white wine is now made in his name.

It’s a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon which gives gooseberry and citrus flavours and an alcohol level of 12% which add up to a refreshing change.