Ever had that sinking feeling while standing in front of shelves full of wine bottles, and not knowing which one to choose? Nowadays there are hundreds of options lined up in beautifully labelled arrays. Yet it’s difficult to know when a wine suits both the palate and pocket. That’s where the Best Value Wine Guide has become an invaluable tool over the past decade. It takes the sweat out of making that decision.
If you see a Best Value sticker on a bottle, you’ll know that: the wine has been subjected to a rigorous judging process by a panel of professional wine tasters, it has rated a minimum of 21⁄2 stars out of a potential 5, and that it is one of 472 wines (of nearly 1 000 submitted for the Best Value competition) to have made it into the 2014 Best Value Wine Guide.
So, next time you’re standing in front of those shelves mulling over the wines, don’t be daunted or discouraged. Just look for the cheery red Best Value sticker. It’s an easy way of spotting a great wine bargain that’s been taste-tested and given a stamp of approval.
View the 2013 winners. Something to suit every taste.
Using the retail price and star rating, a Value score is calcultated for each wine.
The Best Value competition adheres to strict entry rules and is independently audited to ensure fairness and accuracy.