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The best of the wines from Down Under

Great Value: 2006 Spier Sauvignon Blanc

A grassy new vintage from one of the Cape producers making serious good value wine, this crisp dry white is an affordable sauvignon blanc. £4.99 to 30 October, Waitrose

Under a Tenner: 2005 Framingham Marlborough Riesling

Fresh floral aromas of lime and a hint of riesling "petrol" make this New Zealand dry white dangerously gluggable.

Around £9.99, Bedales (020-7403 8853), Carrington, Manchester (0161-881 0099)

Splash Out: 2004 De Bortoli Yarra Valley Shiraz Viognier

In the forefront of elegant shiraz in Australia, the De Bortoli family has created a modern Côte Rôtie style to produce a wine with blackberry fruit flavours and a twist of pepper. £13.99, Tesco