If there’s one thing most humans have in common, it’s the desire to drink lots and lots of wine for as little money as possible.
There are perhaps no two words that go together quite as sweetly as cheap and wine. Mmmmm… yes.
The issue, however, is taking a bloody risk. If you walk into a bottle shop with $20 to spend, it’s like playing Russian roulette. We can’t just go taking chances on something as important as wine.
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So we crowdsourced the best wine recommendations from our office – and from the, ahem, experts – all for under $20.
Tudor Yarra Valley Pinot Noir $12.99
This is the Aldi red wine everyone is talking about.
Fragrant and perfumed with raspberries, silvan berries and forest fruits, this delicious Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is complex and fruit-driven, with a touch of spice.
With a rating of 4.7/5 on the Dan Murphy’s website, Mr Frog is described as having sweet cherry and strawberry aromas, with earthy undertones. It’s rich, juicy and well balanced.
Two Churches Barossa Shiraz $10
This multi-award winning wine has a chocolately character with hints of rich berry fruit.
It's rated 4.7/5 on the Dan Murphy's website, and is described as smooth and hearty.
Pikes Traditionale Riesling $19.90
Gary Walsh, reviewer for The Wine Front, describes the Pikes Riesling as spicy, lime leaf, vanilla perfume with a sweet juicy taste. He adds it offers "such bounciness and joy" and makes for great drinking.
Little Helper Prosecco $9.90
Vino Mofo, an online wine supplier, describe Little Helper as "fizzing with good, clean fun" and a "pure joy in a glass... on a hot day, the closest thing to heaven you'll find in the fridge." It offers pear, citrus fruits and apple flavours, and is overwhelmingly refreshing.