wine bottlesPG Wine Tips for this week includes a £3.99 Italian red, a Rioja on offer at Sainsbury's and a Carmenere that tastes like cake - very good cake.

£3.99 and under

There are still some good bottles to be found that cost the same as a couple of National Lottery tickets.

Aldi RossoItalian Toscana Rosso

£3.99 Aldi

Light cherry flavours deepened with a touch of liquorice and chocolate. A nice bit of oomph for £3.99.

£5.99 and under

There are a few fruity, slurpable wines among the forgettable masses.

Marques de Montino Spanish Rioja 2011

£4.65 Sainsbury’s (down from £6.99 until February 19)

The sour cherry, chocolate and bilberry flavours really need matching with food to be enjoyed at their best otherwise all you’ll register is a mouth-drying spiciness. But if you’ve got a plate full of pizza, pasta or steak and chips then it’ll be a bargain.

Asda Extra Special South African Pinotage 2011

£5 Asda (down from £6.98 until February 20)

You’ll need to decant this wine into a jug at least an hour before you want to drink it to lose the burnt toast edge. After that the juicy blackberry and blackcurrant flavours shine through. Definitely worth a punt.

Spar Australian Chardonnay Semillon

£5.29 Spar

Creamy apple, toast and lime flavours.

Casillero del DiabloCasillero de Diablo Chilean Carmenere 2011 Reserva

£5.99 Co-op (down from £7.99 until February 5)

Tastes like a Black Forest gateaux crossed with coffee and walnut cake. Nice.

Belletti Sparkling Italian Prosecco Extra Dry

£5.99 Aldi

A perfectly pleasant fizz with simple apple and pear flavours. Good with cake.

wine storageThe ideal storage conditions for wine are a dark, damp, cool wine cellar. But as few of us have one of these, where’s the best place to store wine?

winebox tapIf you really like a certain wine, rather than buying it in single cork-stoppered bottles why not get in larger three or four bottle-sized amounts available in boxes? You’ll find many supermarkets sell the same wine in bottles and wineboxes, but check out the equivalent price per bottle and you’ll find the winebox wine works out cheaper.

Aldi Toscana RossoTop Ten Last Minute Christmas Bargains this week. Because, if you’re like me, then you’ve been concentrating on the nosh side of Christmas rather than what wine to match with the roast turkey, the cold turkey, the turkey curry, the mince pies, the puddings, the nuts...yes well. So here are ten wines ranging from Aldi’s £3.99 stonking value Italian red to some posher clarets at over £10 a bottle. And what these wines have in common is that they’re all well worth the money.