Do you ever walk into a bottle shop and feel overwhelmed by so much choice?
Do you ever land up choosing wines simply because they have gold stickers or cool labels?
Are you sometimes unsure which wines to buy so you choose wines recommended by the shop assistant?

The good news is that you don’t have to have those experiences ever again.

I have carefully chosen wines that I’m happy to recommend and:
1. I have tasted them
2. I like them
3. They’re great value for money

Check these out these wines when you’re out to buy your next wine purchase.

Please note that the prices may vary slightly depending on where you shop.

December 2017

RED WINES

$15 - $30
Crittenden Geppetto Shiraz 2016 $20
Some Young Punks Passion Has Red Lips Shiraz Cabernet $22
Tomfoolery Burla Negra Tempranillo 2016 $27
Foster E Rocco Nuovo Sangiovese 2016 $29
Schmolzer and Brown Pret a Rouge $29

$30 - $50
Journey Wines Pinot Noir 2016  $37
Domain Simha Simla Field Blend 2016 $44
Antidoto Tempranillo 2014 $48
Sentio Beechworth Shiraz $48
Cullen Cabernet Merlot 2016 $50

$50+
Domaine La Roubine Gigondas 2015 $55
Domaine Simha Lionheart Amphora Pinot Noir $68
La Ca’ Nova Barbaresco 2013 $80
Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2015 $95
Francesco Rinaldi 2013 $100

WHITE WINES

$15 - $30
Hersey Vineyard Hills Alive Chardonnay 2016 $22
Hugel Pinot Blanc 2014 $25
Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blend 2016 $26
Kanta Riesling 2014 $26
Fikkers Two Bricks Sauvignon 2016 $30

$30 - $50
Pieropan Soave 2016 $33
Crittenden Oggi Blanc 2016 $35
Valminor Albarino 2016 $36
Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016 $41
Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris 2014 $41

$50+
Bobar Royale Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016 $50
Marc Bredif Vouvray $50
Yeringberg Marsanne Rousanne 2014 $57
Koferenhof Sylvanner 2015 $58
Garlider Gruner Veltliner 2015 $58

November 2017

RED WINES

$15 - $30
2013 Wente Beyer Ranch Zinfandel $18
2015 Squealing Pig Central Otago Pinot Noir $21
2015 Taylors Jaraman Shiraz $22
2012 Bremerton Tamblyn Cabernet Shiraz Merlot $22
2013 Romitorio Chianta Colli Senesi $23

$30 - $50
2015 Mollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz Cabernet $30
2014 Rutherglen Limited Release Durif $32
2011 Nick O’Leary Shiraz $32
2015 Maruis Michaud Chateauneuf de Pape $34
2010 Casella Limited Release Shiraz $40

$50+
2016 Rioret Lusatia Park Pinot Noir $55
2013 Olivers Taranga HJ Reserve Shiraz $55
2010 Wynns Alex 88 Single Vineyard Cab/Sauvignon $65
2015 Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz $79
2011 Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio $80

WHITE WINES

$15 - $30
2016 Rutherglen Savagnin $19
2016 Alkoomi Black Label Sauvignon Blanc $24
2015 Coppo Moscato d’Asti Canelli $25
2016 Frogmore Creek FGR Riesling $27
2015 Saddlers Vermentino  $28

$30 - $50
2016 Astrolabe The Valleys Sauvignon Blanc $30
2016 Loveable Rouge The Italian Vermentino $30
2016 Credaro Kinship Chardonnay $32
2014 Juniper Acquitaine Blanc $35
2015 Silkman Reserve Semillon $35

$50+
2015 Gerard Boulay Sancerre Tradition $55
2013 Tyrrells Vat 47 $59
2014 Louis Michel & Fils Forets 1er Cru $63
2012 Moorooduc McIntyre Chardonnay $79
2010 Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes $80

October 2017

RED WINES

$15 - $30
2104 Bleasdale The Pioneer Malbec 1960 ($20)
2007 Turners Crossing Shiraz Viognier ($27)
2015 Heemskerk Abels Pinot Noir ($27)
2015 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon ($30)
2016 Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz ($23)

$30 - $50
2015 Gibson The Dirtman Shiraz ($33)
2015 Woodlands Clementine Cabernet Blend ($38)
2015 Rockburn Pinot Noir ($38)
2014 Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon ($46)
2015 Adeluna Altitude Malbec ($50)

$50+
2014 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz ($52)
2014 Petaluma Merlot ($57)
2015 Hentley Farm Quintessential Shiraz Cabernet ($62)
2016 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir ($72)
2013 Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet ($100)

WHITE WINES

$15 - $30
2015 Sons of Eden Freya Riesling ($22)
2016 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc ($25)
2009 Mount Pleasant Semillon ($27)
2016 Mountadam Eden Valley Pinot Gris ($27)
2013 Juniper Acquitaine Blanc ($30)

$30 - $50
2017 Mount Horricks Watervale Riesling ($32)
2015 Willow Creek Sauvignon Blanc ($35)
2015 Contentious Characteristics Pinot Gris Unwooded ($35)
2016 Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay ($38)
2015 Shaw Reserve Semillon ($40)

$50+
2015 Clonakilla Viognier ($50)
2016 Thompson Margaret River Chardonnay ($50)
2016 Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay ($64)
2014 Dry River Riesling ($69)
2014 Domaine A Lady A Sauvignon Blanc ($65)

September 2017

RED WINES

$15 - $30
Pepperjack Shiraz 2015 ($19)
Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2013 ($22)
Recshke Vitulus Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 ($25)
Teusner Joshua GSM 2015 ($29)
Narkoojee Pinot Noir 2015 ($30)

$30 - $50
Murray Street Red Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($35)
The Wanderer Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013 ($40)
M Chapoutier Gigondas 2012 ($40)
Les Trois Clef Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013 ($43)
Reynella Basket Pressed Shiraz 2014 ($46)

$50+
Meerlust Rubicon 2009 ($60)
William Downie Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015 ($70)
Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz 2014 ($80)
Clarendon Hills Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 ($80)
Chateau Batailly Paulliac 2011 ($85)

WHITE WINES

$15 - $30
Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2015 ($21)
Astrolabe Pinot Gris 2012 ($22)
Tim Adams Riesling 2011 ($26)
Clonakilla Sav Sem 2016 ($27)
Woodlands Chardonnay 2015 ($28)

$30 - $50
Piero LTC Sem Sav 2016 ($31)
Henschke Julius Riesling 2016 ($34)
Scorpo Pinot Gris 2015 ($35)
Devil’s Lair Chardonnay 2013 ($40)
Mark Bredif Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) 2009 ($49)

$50+
Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner 2012 ($50)
Vincent Pinard Sancerre Flores 2013 ($50)
Pikes The Merle Riesling 2012 ($52)
Billaud Simon Chablis 2015 ($50)
Chateau Doisy-Daene Barsac 2007 375ml ($52)

August 2017

RED WINES

$15 - $30
Moppity Single Vineyard Quarry Block Hiltops Shiraz ($20)
Bleasdale The Pioneer Malbec 2014 ($22)
Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2015 ($25)
Chapel Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($26)
Kaesler Stonehorse Shiraz 2014($27

$30 - $50
Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Syrah 2015 ($33)
Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2015 ($35)
Terra Sancta Jackson’s Block Pinot Noir 2012 ($43)
Woodlands Margaret Cabernet Merlot Malbec ($39)
Torbreck The Steading Grenache Blend 2011 ($43)

$50+
Cape Mentelle Zinfandel 2014 ($50)
Sons of Eden Remus Shiraz 2012 ($60)
Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2012 ($60)
Savaterre Pinot Noir 2012 ($67)
D’Arenberg Coppermine Rd Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($70)

WHITE WINES

$15 - $30
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon 2015 ($22)
Howard Park Ancient Soils Mt Barker Riesling 2105 ($20)
Delaitte Dead Mans Hill Gewurztaminer 2015 ($23)
Snale + Herring Perfect Day Sauvignon Semillon 2016 ($24)
Peregrine Pinot Gris 2014 ($26)

$30 - $50
St Huberts Yarra Valley Rousanne 2015 ($33)
Silkman Reserve Semillon 2015 ($35)
KT Peglidis Vineyard Riesling 2016 ($38)
Giant Steps Lusatia Park Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015 ($45)
Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne 2010 ($45)

$50+
Clonakilla Viognier 2015 ($50)
Domaine De Ladoucette Comte Lafond Sancerre Blanc 2015 ($50)
Brokenwood Maxwell Vineyard Semillon 2008 ($55)
Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2016 ($54)
Lakes Folly Chardonnay 2015 ($90)

July 2017

RED WINES

$15 - $30
2015 Mike Press Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon  ($13)
2013 D’Arenberg D’Arry’s Original McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache ($18)
2016 Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Sangiovese Rosé ($18)
2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 
($22)
2015 Hentley Farm The Stray Mongrel Grenache Shiraz Zinfandel ($29)

$30 - $50
2015 SC Pannell Dead End Tempranillo ($30)
2013 St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon ($33)
2014 Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz ($36)
2015 Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir ($40)
2015 Kay Brothers Griffon’s Key Grenache  ($45)

$50+
2014 John Duval Wines Entity Barossa Shiraz ($50)
2013 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Cabernet Suavignon ($55)
2014 Teusner Albert Barossa Valley Shiraz  ($65)
2015 Wirra Wirra The Absconder McLaren Vale Grenache ($70)
2014 Burn Cottage Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 
($89)

WHITE WINES

$15 - $30
2016 Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc ($13)
2016 Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Verdelho ($16)
2016 Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio ($17)
2016 St Hallett Eden Valley Riesling  ($20)
2015 Yering Station Yarra Chardonnay ($27)

$30 - $50
2016 Primo Estate Joseph Pinot Grigio d’Elena Clarendon ($30)
2015 Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Semillon ($33)
2016 Grosset Alea Riesling  ($36)
2015 Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay ($37)
2015 Yalumba The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier ($45)

$50+2014 Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay ($50)
2016 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling ($55)
2016 Clonakilla Canberra District Viognier ($55)
2014 Seresin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc ($55)
2014 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Clos de Rougemont Vouvray ($55)