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GRAB A GLASS: This $6 Aussie bottle of red has just won a major international wine award.

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We have your wine selection sorted for this weekend, a smooth Cabernet Sauvingnon from South Australia that pairs excellently with rich Italian food.

It smells of black cherry, plum and cranberry, and it recently received a “Double Gold” medal at the Melbourne International Wine Competition.

Oh, and you can be a total wine snob, spouting these facts and boasting these accolades… Secretly knowing you bought the bottle for only $6.

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You read that right: $6.

The St Andrews 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was up against some of the world’s most prestigious labels at the 5th Annual Melbourne International Wine Competition, held on June 11.

A glass was presented to judges – a panel of (minimum) four qualified trade buyers – in a blind tasting and was awarded ‘Gold’ by every panel member.

The unanimous vote resulted in the ‘Double Gold’ award.

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Now, it’s up there with wines from New Zealand, Italy and France in the competition’s most highly-regarded category.

(Obviously, it’s about a quarter of the price of the other contenders.)

You can find your $6 weekend drop through Coles-owned outlets such as Liquorland, First Choice and Vintage Cellars.

Happy Friday and don’t say we never did anything for you!

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