Wine expert reveals the top 10 drops under $10

A special bottle of wine doesn't always have to cost a fortune.

Despite some wines being astronomically priced, Andrew Caillard, one of Australia’s leading wine experts and Master of Wine, explains that it doesn’t always have to be the way.

“Christmas is a great time for conversations and shared moments. These ten wines are inexpensive, uncomplicated, fun and delicious to drink," he says. "At under $10 a bottle they each represent fantastic value with plenty of intensity, flavour and freshness.”

Minchinbury Classic Brut, RRP $10, Available nationally at BWS and Dan Murphy’s

A sparkling body and palate of citrus notes ensures a vibrant flavour and incredibly refreshing finish.

In Top Company Rosé, RRP $10, Available nationally at BWS

Fresh and crisp with strawberry and watermelon fruit flavours - enjoy this Rosé for its flavour and refreshing finish. Best served chilled and perfectly shared in the top company of family and friends.

Koa Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio, RRP $7, Available nationally at BWS

Perfect for an evening amongst friends, Koa is the name of many meanings. This Pinot Grigio is bursting with peach and pear flavours, leaving a crispy finish on the palate. An exceptional display of wine from the rolling landscape of Adelaide Hills.

Rabo De Galo, RRP $9.99, Available nationally at Dan Murphy’s

This award-winning wine, from award-winning producer Casa Santos Lima, comes from the Portuguese region of Lisbon. This region is characterised by its sunny slopes and proximity to the ocean. The Rabo is a full-bodied, fruit-rich and smooth wine, made from a classic blend of Portugal’s most famous grapes - Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Trincadeira.

JP Chenet Sauvignon Blanc, RRP $10, Available nationally at BWS and Dan Murphy’s

JP Chenet’s Sauvignon Blanc, from the south west of France, brings a little European flavour to the table this summer. It’s understated style, subtle herb undertones and an elegant finish results in a sure-fire crowd pleaser, without breaking the bank.

Baily & Baily Venture Series Riesling, RRP $9.99, Available nationally at Dan Murphy’s

This Clare Valley Riesling has a lifted bouquet of citrus and florals and a well-balanced refreshing crisp acidity.

Queen Snapper Semillon Sauv Blanc, RRP $6.99, Available nationally at Dan Murphy’s

Queen Snapper Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a true reflection of classic Margaret River style, with elements of subtle citrus notes and fresh, vibrant tropical fruit flavours.

Colonel & The Merchant Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, RRP $10, Available nationally at BWS

Intense dark berry fruit aromas blend with notes of dried herb leaf and choc mint. Round and seamless, with savoury notes, fine-grained velvety tannins and integrated oak, which provides length of palate.

Koa Prosecco, RRP $7, Available nationally at BWS

This delightful wine leaves the palate with a glistening crisp apple acidity, finishing with hints of fleshy pear notes. A perfect wine that can be enjoyed at any occasion.

Chancellor & Co Sparkling Pink Moscato, RRP $5, Available nationally at BWS

This award-winning Moscato is full of fresh and fruity character. An exciting aroma of musk, rose, citrus and pear starts things off, with a developing palate of apple and sweet citrus peel following.

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