Current white in the fridge: Cardeto Orvieto 2012, £5.99 on offer, Waitrose
Although it looks rather unremarkable, with a simple white label, the flavours in this Italian white are just lovely. Made in the Orvieto region in Umbria from the Grechetto grape, this is lemon fresh but with a gentle nuttiness to it. Properly good food wine this is, perking up even the most slovenly supper (pate on toast included). This would make a brilliant crowd-pleasing wine too, as not as polarising as Sauvignon or Chardonnay can be. The Radio 2 of white wines, as it were.
Current red in the rack: Tesco Finest Côtes Catalanes Carignan 2012, £5.49 on offer, Tesco
I know I've done this one before but a) it was ages ago and b) it's currently on offer. Made from a blend of Grenache, Carignan and Mourvedre grapes in the Languedoc Roussillon region in Southern France, this is a big, bold red that will take on barbecued food and greet it like an old friend. There's a kind of herbal thing going on too, giving it a slightly rustic edge.
Peace out, winos x