Evans & Tate Breathing Space Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, £11.99, Majestic

When you buy two of these until February 2 you get them for £8.99 each and that’s a very good price for this rich red from the banks of the Wilyabup River in Western Australia’s famed Margaret River region.

Redcurrants, violets and herbs and spices are the flavours and it’s powerful at 14.5% alcohol – a real winter warmer.

Piccini Prosecco, £7.49 until December 28, tesco.com/wine

All kinds of wines are on special offer in the run-up to Christmas and you don’t have to buy over-priced champagne to enjoy some classy fizz that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

This Italian job from a major winemaker best known for Chianti is half price at £7.49.

The native Glera grapes produce a refreshing, extra dry 11% drink for any occasion.