With more of us drinking at home recently, there’s a good argument for balancing out your fine wine collection with some good wine under £10. These cheaper easy drinkers are perfect for a mid-week drink with a meal.
Choosing a cheaper wine isn’t always easy. In the world of fine wine, a higher price point generally indicates a better-quality wine. There is a lot of wine under £10 that isn’t worth your time and money. However, we’ve done the bargain hunting, so you don’t have to.
Our pick of the best wine under £10 to bulk out your collection
We think there are plenty of great wines out there to pick up for under £10. When you’re looking for something that’s easy to drink and don’t want to touch your carefully collected cellar, try one of the following with your Sunday dinner.
1. Anciano Tempranillo Gran Reserva Valdepeñas
A great one for autumn evenings. Tempranillo grapes always deliver a wonderful fruity splash of flavour. This excellent Spanish wine is warm and fruity with gentle hints of oak that comes from two years in oak barrels. The makers have taken their time with this one, allowing it to mature for seven years. The result? A complex wine with a soft and subtle strawberry hit. A top-quality wine for a great price.
2. Stoneburn Sauvignon Blanc, 2019
There are so many great New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs to choose from, especially from the South Island’s Marlborough region. But this one with its light, mineral tones is our choice. There’s just enough of a hint of pineapple in there to give it an appealing tropical edge. Gorgeous.
3. Palataia Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir from Germany is perfect for those of you looking for something slightly lighter than the traditional French version. We love this wine – the price is just right, but it’s also packed full of the complexity you’d expect from a more expensive wine. A wine you can enjoy regularly without getting bored.
4. Lorca Recoleta Malbec
Malbecs are a great option for anyone looking for a rich red to go with a hearty meal. This particular Argentinian wine is big, bold and full of red fruits. That said, there’s nothing too heavy about this one. It’s medium-bodied with a hint of spice to keep things interesting.
5. Pas des Roches, Côtes du Rhône 2016
As the nights draw in, who doesn’t want to be transported to the South of France? This blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes is incredible value for money. It has hints of red fruits in there, but it is the warm herby aromas of the French countryside that does it for us.