We've tried the one-up-from-house approach, heck, we've even tried the two-up-from-house approach, but still we find the business of choosing wine we can afford a nightmare. When faced with a 1000-strong wine list with most in the three figure barrier, many customers feel like they face a social death if they make the wrong decision. So take a cue from Tim Hart's elegant Hambleton Hall in Rutland. In the ‘About this List' rubric, it's stated: "If you don't want your guests to hear you saying to us ‘Not a penny over twenty quid', you can convey the message with "We usually drink Beaujolais''. Great advice. And for the record, the wine list at Hambleton Hall starts at £16. We can just manage that.