Aldi – not a place you would automatically associate with fine wine, but I’ve been quite impressed with their European red offerings – Bordeaux (the classic Les Maurins), a Cotes du Rhone Villages, a Rioja and a Chianti – all for around $10.  Great value, easy drinking wine and something a little bit different.

Another really good Peninsula Pinot offer is Mr Wolf Pinot Noir – 2 for $25 at Ritchies.  Mr Wolf is the second label of Phaedrus Estate who always make good wine.  This is great value.