Not off to the Med this summer. Never fear, let Alistair Gibson take you there

Mandrarossa Fiano 2014, Sicily
Mandrarossa Fiano 2014, Sicily
A Certain Ratio

A night to leave you both shaken and stirred 

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Everyone seems to be escaping the British summer and heading to the Mediterranean.

If you’re not, here are a few wines to take you there.

Two Sails Greek Rose 2014, (£7.99 Waitrose). Greece, not normally associated with quality wine, is beginning to produce interesting ones. Made from the indigenous Xinomavro grape, this is dry with berry fruits and a juicy finish. Good with a Greek salad, naturally.

Vina Real Crianza 2011, Rioja (£8.87 is a Rioja with ripe black fruits, balsamic notes and a touch of vanilla on the nose followed by a supple palate. Moreish. Just needs some barbecued lamb and a little sun.

My top tipple is Mandrarossa Fiano 2014, Sicily ( £7.25). Fiano is another indigenous grape, this time from southern Italy. This wine will sit in my fridge all summer.

It’s really fresh with tropical fruits, citrus and basil followed by a mouth-watering palate with a dry, generous finish. It over-delivers at this price and works brilliantly with antipasto or tapas.