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27 July 2015: I haven't updated th the list of best offers/bargains recently, but rest assured, they continue apace.
The Forum part of the site is now the most active Wine discussion Forum in Australia.

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More past offers listed on the site/Forum.

  • February 2015 - Hewitson Mother Vine Shiraz 2012 $24.50 (RRP $49)

  • February 2015 - Wynns V&A Lane Coonawarra Shiraz 2010 $33 (RRP $60)

  • February 2015 - Wolf Blass Brown Label Classic Shiraz 2012 $26 (RRP $50)

  • February 2015 - Schild Estate Shiraz 2012 and Cabernet Sauvignon 201 $8.25 (RRP $20)

  • February 2015 - Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 $24.95 (RRP $50)

  • February 2015 - Hay Shed Hill Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 $24.95 (RRP $55)

  • February 2015 - Thompson Estate The Locum Cabernet Merlot 2012 $9.90 (RRP $25)

  • February 2015 - Haselgrove The Cruth Shiraz 2011 $48 (RRP $160)

  • February 2015 - Haselgrove The Lear Shiraz 2011 $36 (RRP $90)

  • February 2015 - Jeanerret Rank and File Shiraz 2013 $8.25 (RRP $20)

  • January 2015 - Haselgrove The Cruth Shiraz 2012 $64 (RRP $160)

  • January 2015 - Haselgrove Catkin Shiraz 2012 $19.90 (RRP $40)

  • January 2015 - Old Faithfull Sand Hill Grenache 2009 $25 (RRP $50)

  • January 2015 - Ngeringa Syrah 2008 $15 (RRP $50)

  • January 2015 - Seppelt Benno Shiraz 2010 $44.95 (RRP $60)

  • January 2015 - Saltram #1 Shiraz 2010 $49.90 (RRP $100, street price $70+)

  • January 2015 - Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz 2012 $600/12 (RRP $85)

  • January 2015 - Dandelion Lion Heart and Lioness Shiraz 2012 $14 (elsewhere $20 and up)

  • January 2015 - Hayshed Hill MR Cabernet Merlot 2012 $13.90 (RRP$24+)

  • January 2015 - Lindemans Coonawarra Trio (Pyrus, St George, Limestone Ridge) 2012 $30-$35 (RRP $70)

  • January 2015 - Mitolo Reiver Shiraz 2010 $311/12 (elsewhere $594/12)

  • December 2014 - Hay Shed Hill Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 $24.75 (RRP $55)

  • December 2014 - Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz 2012 $50 (RRP $85)

  • December 2014 - Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2007 $175/6 (after $50 code RRP $80)

  • December 2014 - Lindemans Coonawarra St George Cabernet 2012 $31.50pb (RRP $70)

  • December 2014 - Maverick Twins Shiraz 2012 $8.25pb (RRP $20)

  • December 2014 - Ngeringa Syrah 2006 $15pb (RRP $50)

  • December 2014 - Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet blend 2008 $60pb (RRP $130)

  • December 2014 - Hewitson Ned & Henry Shiraz-Mataro 2012 $14pb (RRP $28)

  • December 2014 - Heirloom A/H Pinot Noir 2013 $109/12 (after $50 off code, RRP $40)

  • December 2014 - Quarry Hill Sparkling Shiraz 2008 $24 (RRP $32)

  • December 2014 - Dandelion Lioness and Lionheart Shiraz 2012 $14 (RRP $28)

  • November 2014 - Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2007 $21 (RRP $70)

  • November 2014 - Ashbrook MR Cabernet Merlot 2009 $16 (RRP $32)

  • November 2014 - Peccaci MR Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 $20.40 (RRP $68)

  • November 2014 - Peccaci MR Shiraz 2010 $15.60 (RRP $52)

  • November 2014 - Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz 2012 $47 (RRP $70)

  • November 2014 - Kerrigan and Berry MR Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $29 (RRP $55)

  • November 2014 - Fox Gordon King Louis Barossa Cabernet 2012 $15.00 (RRP $50)

  • November 2014 - Simon Lang Barossa Shiraz 2008 $19.90 (RRP $90)

  • November 2014 - Hayshed Hill MR Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $11.90pb (RRP $24)

  • November 2014 - Ch Tanunda Terroirs Greenock Shiraz 2012 $35  (RRP $45)

  • November 2014 - Galli Estate Lorenzo Shiraz $18pb (RRP $42-$60)

  • October 2014 - Shelmerdine Merindoc Heathcote Shiraz 2008/2009/2010 $20.40 (RRP $68)

  • October 2014 - Hewitson Ned & Henry Shiraz-Mataro 2012 $14pb (RRP $28)

  • October 2014 - Ferngrove Dragon Shiraz 2011 $17.50pb (RRP $32)

  • October 2014 - Gemtree Obsidian Shiraz 2010 $220/6 (RRP $50)

  • October 2014 - Curtis Cavalier McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012 $120/6 (RRP $70)

  • October 2014 - Lou Miranda Estate Leone Barossa Shiraz 2012 $144/12 less $50 voucher (RRP $19)

  • October 2014 - Hewitson Miss Harry GSM 2012 $13pb (RRP $24)

  • October 2014 - Heirloom A/H Pinot Noir 2012 $169/12 (RRP $35)

  • October 2014 - Domaine Asmara Heathcote Reserve Shiraz 2010 $150/6 (RRP $48)

  • October 2014 - Galli Estate Sunbury Lorenzo Shiraz 2009 $18 (RRP $60)

  • October 2014 - Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz 2009 $27.50 (in 6-pack after $50 voucher, RRP $42)

  • October 2014 - Greenstone Rosso di Colbo Sangiovese 2013 $13.90 (RRP $28)

  • October 2014 - Pirramimma ACJ Shiraz-Petit Verdot 2009 $30 (RRP $70)

  • October 2014 - Greenstone Heathcote Shiraz 2012 $18.90 (RRP $38)

  • October 2014 - Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2007 $21 (RRP $70)

  • October 2014 - Maverick Paraview Shiraz 2010 $19 (RRP $40)

  • October 2014 - Peccavi MR Cabernet 2010 $20.40 (RRP $70)

  • September 2014 - Bellarmine Pemberton Shiraz 2011 $10.50 (RRP $30) - sent back, spritzy.

  • September 2014 - Peter Lehmann Mentor 2010 $270/120 (RRP $40)

  • September 2014 - Fox Gordon Hannah's Swing Shiraz 2010/2012 $22.50 (RRP $50pb)

  • September 2014 - Fox Gordon King Luis Cabernet 2010 $22.50 (RRP $50pb)

  • September 2014 - Redbank The Anvil Shiraz 2010 $129/6 (or $79/6 after $50 voucher, RRP $52)

  • August 2014 - Fox Gordon Hannahs Swing Shiraz 2012 $22.50 (RRP $50)

  • August 2014 - Brookland Valley 2011 Cabernet Merlot $23.50 (again, RRP $47)

  • August 2014 - Redbank The Anvil Shiraz 2010 $129/6 (or $79/6 for new customers, RRP $50pb)

  • August 2014 - Domaine Asmara Reserve Shiraz 2010 $200/6 (RRP $45pb)

  • August 2014 - 2009 K1 by Geoff Hardy Tzimmukin Shiraz Cabernet $38pb ($95 RRP)

  • August 2014 - Petaluma Merlot 2010 $45pb (Dan Murphy $57)

  • August 2014 - Bellarmine Pemberton Shiraz 2011 $10.50pb (RRP $35)

  • July 2014 - Munari The Ridge Shiraz 2009 $120/12 (RRP $30)

  • July 2014 - Bests Bin 1 Shiraz 2012 $180/12 (elsewhere $21 and up)

  • July 2014 - Mitchelton Heathcote Shiraz 2010 $192/12 (RRP $40)

  • July 2014 - Pertaringa Yeoman Shiraz 2010 $95pb in 3-packs ($195 direct from winery)

  • July 2014 - Voyager Estate Cabernet Merlot 2009 $500/12 incl freight (=$41.67, $55 and up elsewhere)

  • July 2014 - Bests Bin 1 Shiraz 2012 @ $183.49/12 incl freight, =$15.30, elsewhere $21 and up

  • July 2014 - St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2012 (375ml) $165/12 delivered.

  • July 2012 - Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz 2012 @ <$15pb delivered

  • June 2014 - Turkey Flat Shiraz 2012 $390/12 + freight (RRP $540/12)

  • May 2014 - Wynns Coonawarra Shiraz 2012 $7-$9pb delivered with various voucher codes

  • April 2014 - Gemtree Uncut Shiraz 2012 $12.50

  • April 2014 - St Hugo range of reds $29.75.

  • April 2014 - Magpie Estate The Election Shiraz 2009 $32.50 (RRP $65)

  • April 2014 - Brookland Valley 2011 Cabernet Merlot $23.50

  • April 2014 - Maverick Wines Old Ben Shiraz 2010 $203/6 (RRP $50), Greenock Rise Shiraz 2010 $210/6 (RRP$60)

  • April 2014 - West Cape Howe Two Steps Shiraz 2010 $14.90

  • March 2014 - Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 $59.99

  • March 2014 - Juniper Estate MR Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $29.99

  • March 2014 - Arete Ethos Marananga Shiraz 2010 $27.50

  • February 2014 - Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet 2010 $36.85

  • February 2014 - Kaesler Alte Reben Mataro 2010 @ $41 delivered (and why I sent it back).

  • January 2014 - Olivers Taranga Shiraz 2012 $14.50 (RRP $25).

  • January 2014 - Lindemans St George Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 @ $39.90 (RRP $70, $47 next best price).

  • January 2014 - Lindemans Pyrus and Limestone Ridge 2010 @ $39.90 (RRP $70, $47 next best price).

  • January 2014 - Glen Eldon Old Vines Series Shiraz 2010 @ $30 ($100 direct).

  • January 2014 - Teusner Albert Shiraz 2011 @ $27 (RRP $45).

  • January 2014 - Kalleske Buckboard Durif 2012 $17.50 (RRP $25)

  • January 2014 - Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz 2000 magnum $45 (RRP $90).

About this site

The secret of getting the wine you are after at the right price is Research.  The research is to decide what to buy and where to buy it.  How you decide what to buy is up to each individual, but where you buy can make a BIG difference to the price.  This site is designed to help you buy (mostly red) wines at good prices, not necessarily the absolute best (as there are sometimes super-specials not widely advertised), but prices that on average will save you heaps of money without much effort. There is also now a merchant-independent Forum where members can post and discuss deals they have found and review/discuss wines, purchases or just about anything else about wine without fear of offending a wine merchant sponsor.

Since all the wine (excluding direct winery orders) I buy is not available from any one merchant I do a fair bit of research on a daily/weekly basis via the internet and newspaper or e-mail advertisements from online and traditional wine merchants.  I subscribe to The Wine Front and the Halliday Wine Companion web sites and regularly list the best prices for highly rated wines appearing on those sites.

The most comprehensive and useful wine search site is Wine-Searcher.com, it covers most Australian wine sites (as well as many other countries) but paid subscription is required to get full results. 

I'm based in Canberra and despite a plethora of chain outlets and local merchants I buy wine mainly via the internet or mail order direct from wineries. I buy from e-tailers in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne that offer 'free' freight (i.e. freight-inclusive) prices or have reasonable delivery charges to go with good prices.

This site may be useful to you if you have any overlap in red-wine (or Champagne) preferences with mine, however the price comparisons between merchants are not consistent over time or for different brands and types of wine, so be careful in drawing any general conclusions from the information listed here.  The wines listed will be mostly restricted to currently available wines from reputable wine merchants. 

If your main interest is in imported wines, then this site probably isn't for you.  I do buy a few imports, mostly Italian and Spanish, plus Champagne, but it's only a small fraction of the site content.

I have no financial interest in any of these merchants and seek no favours in return for information published here (I do accept occasional sample bottles), also please read the Disclaimer.

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Disclaimer: The information on this site is mostly based on publicly available information gleaned from wine-merchant web sites, advertisements, email and paper mailing lists and every effort is made to keep it current and accurate.  Any transcription errors or other errors will be promptly fixed on notification with evidence or on notification of correction of errors in published advertisements.  Other information is the considered and researched opinion of the publisher and may not always be absolute fact.  Errors of fact contained in opinions will be promptly corrected when evidence is supplied.  The publisher accepts no liability for any purchasing decisions you make based on the material displayed here.  The publisher has no financial arrangement with any of the listed merchants other than as a normal retail purchaser of wine.

Privacy:  Names and email addresses collected from subscribers will be used only for subscription management on this site and will never be passed to third parties.  Any information in emails sent to Red Bigot may be published on this site, although sensitive and commercial-in-confidence information will not be published without permission.


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