Pick out some powerful red wines from around the world with friendly delivery charges

Small Gully The Formula Robert’s Shiraz 2009 $35

Origin: Adelaide Plains

Grape: Shiraz

Occasion: Break it out for a BBQ or over a lamb dinner, as it contains complementary spicy berry and white pepper notes. Drink now or within three years. This ripe entry level Shiraz from family-owned Small Gully in Greenock, Barossa Valley, “over delivers for the price” , notes Wine Directions’ director Arjen Blom.

Delivery charge: $15 with minimum 6 bottles for delivery, free delivery for above 12 bottles, or self-collect from #01-02 Extra Space Building, 301 Boon Keng Road. www.winedirections.com

Bodegas Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2011 $37.50

Origin: Rioja

Grape: Garnacha,Tempranillo

Occasion: This tinto, or red Spanish wine, has summery flavours of cherry and jammy red fruit, and would be great with light curries or beef stews, or even to make a luxe sangria. Need more convincing? It has a 90-point Parker rating.

Delivery charge: $15 for orders under $200, and free for orders $200 and above. ewineasia.com


Mount Monster Shiraz 2012 $37.45

Origin: Padthaway Valley

Grape: Shiraz

Occasion: We just can’t get enough of Barossa Shiraz, so here’s another mouth-filling option with cassis and spice, rounded off with soft tannins.

Delivery charge: $30 + GST for orders under $750, and free for above $750. www.cornerstonewines.com


Xavier Cote du Rhone 2010 $39.60

Origin: Rhone

Grape: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

Occasion: This classic Chateaneuf-du-Pape dark fruit blend is silky with a ripe, medium body, garnering 90 Parker Points. As it shows good balance and acids, match it with something decadent–steak and mushroom.

Delivery charge: $30 + GST for orders under $750, and free for above $750. www.cornerstonewines.com


Chà¢teau Cote Puyblanquet 2011 $39.90

Origin: Saint-Emilion

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Occasion: If you’re looking for a ready-to-drink Bordeaux, look no further. This Gold Medal Bordeaux 2012 awardee is bouncy and vibrant, and exudes a bouquet of blackcurrant, oak and vanilla. Pair confidently with French style venison or duck.

Delivery charge: $20 for orders between $100-299, and free for above $300 (additional charges apply for Sentosa addresses). ewineconnection.com.sg