I'll admit that I'm not a expert on wine by any stretch of the imagination. I have developed a taste for red wine over the years though. I'd much rather spend my money on a bottle of merlot or shiraz than a case of beer.

My favorites:

Yellow Tail - This is an Australian vintner. Their wines are excellent, especially for $11 a bottle. They make chardonnay, merlot and shiraz. All three are worth checking out. The merlot is my favorite of the bunch.