Ok, so this isn't a fancy blog title but then this red on the left from Costières de Nimes is equally un-presumptuous. These vineyards are south of Nimes, not far from the Mediterranean coast.
Ange and I have been trying quite a few different reds and this is one of our favourites, but get this: it costs 1.64 euro a bottle (NZD $3.20).
We are still not used to choosing wine by the region rather than the grape variety but I sure with regular practice we'll get the hang of it. Wine is still really cheap in France, plenty of good choices between 3 and 5 euros.