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Best wines for under £20 to try

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Looking to try something different or adventurous, but don’t want to make an expensive mistake? The lack of trade tastings due to lockdown hasn’t stopped Decanter’s regional editors doing the hard work for you, picking out an exciting range of some of the best wines for under £20 to seek out.

In our latest selection, some of the best red wines at under £10, there’s a ‘gorgeous’ Chilean Merlot and a Rioja Crianza with ‘ elegant red berry fruits, black tea and ripe tannins on the palate.’

For a Rioja Reserva from a ‘great vintage and reliable producer’, the Bodegas Muga one below comes in at £19.99.

In the way of sparkling, there’s plenty of Prosecco – including some of the newly released category, rosé Prosecco. If you want something made in the traditional method, there’s also a  very drinkable cava that’s ‘fresh, harmonious and faintly toasty’.

For a more unusual Italian sparkling, there’s a Lambrusco which is a perfect accompaniment to ‘dry-cured meats and chunks of aged Parmigiano’.

There are also some excellent food-friendly Viogniers, chosen by Fiona Beckett – including an Aldi option for under £5. 

There’s also a ‘really inviting, bright Chardonnay at an excellent price,’ from Awatere Valley, and a Washington State Riesling, that’s ‘with floral, honeyed apple and peach notes.’

All wines are under the £20 or $20 mark and rated by our regional editors.

Don’t forget to also look at our selection of supermarket wines.

24 of the best wines for under £20


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