Once you start drinking really good wine you can’t go back to drinking plonk. Which means well-priced wines that hit the quality sweet spot become like gold. Randomly choosing bottles of wine with a lower price tag is likely to result in disappointment – too heavy, too sweet, too tart, too acidic. You know, that nail polish remover taste or dusty finish. It’s especially nerve-wrecking to pay high costs for lesser known wines and varietals. But there are some steals in the wine world – wines that seriously over-deliver in quality but don’t cost an arm and a leg.
We’ve rallied up a selection of our favourites, from winemakers who know their stuff and produce wines of consistently high quality, that won’t have you feeling like you need to remortgage your house. Whether you’re used to the finest Champagne, Burgundy or Bordeaux blends, these wines will surprise you with their incredible value.