If you’re into your Burgundy — and, white or red, we are — then chances are you’ll have slurped your way through a few bottles of Louis Jadot before. Why? Because it is a super-reliable name that delivers (Ronseal-stylee) what it says on the tin (bottle, obviously). This Pouilly-Fuissé is a rock solid, thoroughly presentable chardonnay that will be well received at any dinner party we’d care to attend.
When you pull the cork, expect a fresh, slightly nutty wine, with citrus notes. It’s party fermented in oak, but nothing heavy enough to conjure images of older new world styles (so make sure anyone who claims they don’t like chardonnay has a taste). For a brilliant match, serve it with piles of fresh shellfish, though it goes equally well with white fish or chicken. £15 at Tesco (www.tesco.com)