Decanter's World Wine Awards 2016 provided every grape-lover with a list of the utmost importance. They've taken the time and effort to identify ten wines that all cost under ten British pounds.
While we wish we could say ten American dollars, the following wines will still cost you no more than $13. Grab a glass and the spare change between your couch cushions for this one, folks.
1. Asda, La Moneda Reserva Malbec 2015
This wine comes from Chile's Central Valley. Decanter describes its composition, as it has an "exciting nose of freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yoghurt and pepper spice."
This is the $6 Walmart wine that took home the gold, y'all.
2. Cono Sur, Single Vineyard Block 23 Rulos del Alto Riesling 2015
If you're like us, you'll never pass up a wine from the Bío Bío Valley of Chile.
Spicy lime and baked apple will hit your nose with this one, and you'll highly enjoy its tangerine-based freshness.
3. Miguel Torres, Días de Verano Reserva Muscat 2015
Price: $9.96 to $11.20
This one has "lots of personality and juiciness." In it, you'll taste "herbs, grapegruit, fresh grape, white flower and spicy ginger."
4. Pure Provence, Côtes de Provence 2015
This pretty much lived up to the hype from @decanter (96 Points + Platinum Best in Show DWWA 2016) Definitely one of the nicer Provence rosés we enjoyed this summer, and perfect for a #tbt post Pure Provence Rosé 2015 ?? . . . #wine #instawine #winestagram #corkdork #winegeek #winenerd #thewinepoor #winerylovers #winelovers #draaaaanks #rosé #rose #roséallday #roséalldamnday #yeswayrosé #realmendrinkpink #provence #provencerosé #pureprovence #grenache #syrah #cinsault
This wine looks as pretty as it tastes. The rose fruit flavor of this one is complimented by cherry and backed by an almond-based richness.
Oh, and if you couldn't tell it's from Provence, France.
5. Domaine d'Orfeuilles, Les Coudraies Vouvray 2014
Are you a fan of wet wool? If so, this one's for you.
It has "acacia, honey, lanolin, apple and greengage with smoky notes and a little wet wool coming through." (Mmm, wet wool.)
6. Laudun Chusclan Vignerons, Cinq Cépages Côtes du Rhône 2015
Har hämtat hem den nya blandlådan (nr 3 länk -> http://www.pompette.se/pompette-no-3/ ) från Pompette Dryckeshandel. Spännande innehåll med två olika producenter från Rhone och Beaujolais. Franck Balthazar från Cornas med sin Cotes-du-Rhone och Cháteau Thivin från Côte de Brouilly med två olika viner. Pompette levererar till närmaste systembolag så enkelt att beställa via beställningssortimentet, nr 70980, 1488:-). #côtedebrouilly2014 #franckbalthazar #chateauthivin #pompettedryckeshandel #cotesdurhone2015
This wine has an "assertive apple nose," and if that doesn't make you laugh you're probably just more mature than we are.
Pear and white strawberry flavors finish this one out.
7. Pais De Poetas, Merlot 2014
Here's another from Chile's Central Valley. Pais de Poetas has notes of "mature strawberry combined with exquisite black plum [which leads] to a spicy fresh finish."
8. Sileni, Cellar Selection Merlot 2014
Price: $10.28 to $10.59
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand produces some great glasses of wine, and this Merlot is no different.
It's perfectly dry and will go over quite well in a crowd of wine novices and experts alike.
9. Trivento, Reserve Malbec, Luján de Cuyo 2015
Price: $7.48 to $9.97
Sometimes we simply love reading wine descriptions. Here's a good'un from Decanter about this Argentinian wine:
"Gorgeous nose exhibiting an array of aromas such as peppery mulberry, sour and black cherry, violet and a subtle touch of wild strawberry jam. The palate is full, complex, with a fantastic energy and bursting with ripe dark plums; tannins are impressively silky and freshness is amazing."
10. Vidal-Fleury, Côtes du Rhône 2013
Today a friend stopped by. Such a pleasant surprise. Of course we needed to celebrate. We got out this lovely #frenchwine. #ventoux #vidalfleurycotesdurhone #vidalfleury #redwine from 2014. #rødvin #wineonmytime #onceuponawine #winefortheheart #whatidrinktoday #whatidrink #lillering #wine #vin #drinkingwine #womenwholovewine #heartneedswine #winedrinker #wino #winesnob #winesnobbery #wineaddict #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #instawine
"[W]hite pepper, graphite notes and bright red fruit" will hit your nose with this one, with "with black cherry and dark, muscular berry fruit, crisp acid and some neat, grippy, slightly salted tannins" on the palate.
Oh, and it will cost you less than one $8 bill. (No, those don't exist.)