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Wine on a Student Budget

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by Katie Alford (subscribe)
Allergy friendly food for the soul
Published September 9th 2012
Budgets can still be fun
I'm a student. And I love wine. Yeah, it probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone that a student, loves to drinks. But how do I choose a nice drop on my less-than-nothing budget? These are my favourite budget friendly bottles.

Anything clean skin: I know they can be hit and miss, but if do happen to stumble across a good clean skin wine, buy 10 (and maybe buy me some too). Most large liquor stores have a bin or 2 full of clean skin bottles and they're usually only somewhere between $3 to $5 a bottle.

Crittenden and Co: While I'm told their white wines are not great, their reds are definitely passable. At around $5 a bottle, this is one of my favourite budget drops. Coles Liquor stores do not stock this brand, so head to Safeway Liquor or your local discount bottle shop to nab this bargain.

Tyrrell's Wine: I first picked this bottle off the shelf for novelty factor, because I actually have a friend called "Tyrell". I was no prepared for how tasty their Merlot was. Word on the street in that, once again, the white is not great though. This wine is a little bit more expensive at around $10 a bottle, so maybe keep Tyrell's for a special occasion.

Cockatoo Ridge: Cockatoo Ridge make a delicious, budget friendly, champagne, as well as a range of white and red wines. It's available in literally all bottle shops from your big budget stores, to you local drive-through shops and is usually priced at around $7-8 a bottle.

Banrock Station: Banrock station is my all time favourite, budget friendly wine. They make a huge range of red and white wines which are priced at around $7 a bottle. They also sell 1.5 litre casks (which are surely more classy than a 4 litre box of Sunny Vale!) for around $14.

See, loving wine on a shoe-string budget is easy! Never again will you find yourself reaching for a bottle of Bowlers Run (although, just in case, it's only about $2.50 a bottle)
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Why? Because even the poor, deserve the best
Where: Your local bottle shop
Cost: Priced between $3 and $10.
Your Comment
Taken your tip on Banrock Station in a cask. Banrock Merlot is very nice and with the added advantage of being able to drink" Just one" Definitely a winner
by trish (score: 0|2) 2864 days ago
the bowlers run is a pretty good drop but unfortunately te price is now $4 but still pretty cheap i always go for a bowlers run
by mtzir (score: 0|2) 2858 days ago
There are plenty of good reds sub $10 if you know where to look.....
by rsurf (score: 1|10) 2854 days ago
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