Cimarosa Sauvignon Blanc 2014, £5.89, Lidl

Anyone who thinks Lidl is only in the bargain basement market should think again.

This supermarket’s branches stock more £25-plus classic European wines than many other mass retailers.

This one is not in that bracket but it is a crisp, 12.5% New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the famed Marlborough region usually priced at least £3 higher.

Collin-Bourisset Brouilly 2013, £7.49, Lidl

Brouilly is the largest of the classic French Beaujolais Crus and produces the most robust, textured style of the wine made with the Gamay grape.

It’s a light, 12.5% red with raspberry flavours and is best drunk chilled with a wide variety of foods or on its own.

The price is certainly right for this good example from a maker with a 195-year history.