Australia's wine exports to England keep increasing but which Australian wines are the English actually drinking? A good guide is the selection stocked by the major Tesco supermarket chain which has some 120 Australians on its list.
The best Australian seller is Jacobs Creek Dry Riesling which comes in as Tesco's third best selling white wine after its own brand French White Burgundy and a German Riesling. Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay is the second Aussie and the eighth biggest selling white overall.
In the reds the biggest seller is from South Africa followed by two from France and one from Crete. The Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz is the top selling Australian red at fifth overall and the only Australian wine in the top ten.
The full list of Tesco's Australian wines follows in order of sales along with the company's tasting note.
Jacobs Creek Dry Riesling 750ml £5.28 per bottle
Dry, tangy Riesling with lemon and lime flavours. Perfect for summer drinking or parties.
Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 75cl £5.69 per bottle
Typical Aussie Chardonnay, full of tropical fruit and toasty oak. Especially good with quiches.
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz 75cl £5.69 per bottle
Super-ripe, blackberry- fruity, spicy red. Delicious with pork, turkey, lamb and game, and a good for cheese.
Tim Adams Shiraz 75cl £9.49 per bottle
Quality Clare Valley, spicy red from one of Australia's leading winemakers. Perfect with game and beef.
Oxford Landing Cabernet/ Shiraz 75cl £5.50 per bottle
Softly fruity, minty Australian red. Very drinkable, good with turkey and meat with red wine sauce.
Chapel Hill Unwooded Chardonnay 750cl £6.68 per bottle
Unoaked Australian Chardonnay with appealing flavours of citrus and tropical fruit. Drink with fish.
Rosemount Estate Shiraz 75cl £7.11 per bottle
Lovely, soft, spicy red with muberry fruit, easy-drinking and appealing. Perfect with roast turkey and cheese.
Penfolds Kalimna Shiraz Bin 28 75cl £9.78 per bottle
Classy shiraz, soft, rich and appealing, with lovely raspberry, damson and cedar flavours and subtle oak.
Penfolds Barossa Valley Rwt Shiraz 75cl £37.99 per bottle
Elegant, aromatic and intensely flavoured, this is top class Oz Shiraz. Drink now or keep up to 5 yrs.
Brown Brothers Tarrango 75cl £5.35 per bottle
Light, easy red, with intrguing aromas and flavours of cherry, redberries and damson. Chill for summer.
Brown Brothers Shiraz 750ml £7.59 per bottle
Perfect with smoked meats or barbecues, this has a savoury, smoky character from American oak.
Brown Brothers Dry Muscat 75cl £4.73 per bottle
Really delicious, perfumed dry white, floral and lemony. A lovely aperitif, with salted almonds.
Tesco Finest Great Southern Riesling 75cl £5.73 per bottle
Elegant, delicate Australian dry white, with floral aromas and limey flavour. Try it with globe aritichokes.
Banrock Station Sparkling Shiraz £7.59 per bottle
Yes, red sparkling wine! Gentle, fizzy Shiraz, deep crimson, with dark berry fruit. An impressive aperitif.
Saint Hallett Faith Shiraz 75cl £7.59 per bottle
Seriously luscious spicy red from one of Australia's leading wine makers. Serve with flavoursome food.
Tesco Australian Cabernet/Merlot 75cl £3.79 per bottle
Planning a party? Here's the answer! Easy drinking red with soft, minty blackcurrant fruit. Great aperitif.
Tesco Finest Mclaren Vale Grenache 75cl £5.69 per bottle
Soft and full bodied with ripe berry fruit and a hint of oak. Ideal served with red meat, game and cheese.
Tesco Finest Australian Reserve Chardonnay 75cl £4.74 per bottle
A medium-bodied dry white wine with fresh, fruity aromas and peach and melon flavours.
Penfolds Rawsons Riesling 75cl £5.22 per bottle
Lively white with lovely lime-and-lavender fragrance. A touch of sweetness is balanced by acidity.
Hardys Stamps Cabernet Merlot 75cl £5.22 per bottle
Excellent value, quite elegant red, made in Australia with the main Bordeaux grapes, cedary and blackcurranty.
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £35.94 per bottle
One of Australias top reds, minty and oaky with intense blackcurrant fruit. Try with thyme roast lamb.
Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon £29.99 per bottle
Powerful Australian red with rich blackcurrent flavour. With careful storage this will age and improve up to 15 years
Wynns Michael Shiraz £37.99 per bottle
Intensely fruity, softly spicy stunning Australian red. Made only in top years.
Penfold Yattarna Chardonnay 1998 £37.99 per bottle
Hardys Stamp Semillon Chardonnay 75c £5.22 per bottle
This blended Australian dry white comes from consistently good producers, Hardys. Enjoy with Asian meals.
Banrock Station Shiraz Mataro 75cl £4.27 per bottle
Firm but intensely damson-fruity, with layers of herby, spicy flavour. Excellent with chorizo, or kidneys.
Hardys Stamps Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 75c £4.56 per bottle
Soft, easy, berry-fruity Australian red with minty and eucalyptus flavours. Perfect for turkey.
Hardys Varietal Range Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £4.26 per bottle
A medium bodied red wine with dark berry fruit flavours. Enjoy with red meats or mild cheeses.
Tesco Australian Chardonnay 75cl £3.27 per bottle
A medium bodied, lightly oaked chardonnay with ripe tropical fruit flavours and a long crisp finish.
Jacobs Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 75c £7.52 per bottle
Rich, creamy fizz from these well-known producers. Serve chilled as an aperitif or with creamy pasta.
Pipers Brook Chardonnay 75cl £13.33 per bottle
A cool climate chardonnay from Tasmania, with soft texture and a crisp finish. Ideal with seafood, fish, and chicken.
Penfolds Saint Henri Shiraz 75cl £28.53 per bottle
Generously fruity with masses of rich fruit flavours and a a hint of velvety chocolate aroma.
Barramundi Australian Sparkling 75cl £6.17 per bottle
Fresh creamy sparkling wine packed with lively citrus fruit. Serve chilled at as an aperitif or at parties.
Lindemans Bin 40 Merlot 75cl £5.28 per bottle
Smooth and rich with soft plum and red berry fruit. Enjoy at room temperature with pizza, meaty pasta and cheese.
Rosemount Estate Grenache Shiraz 75cl £6.64 per bottle
Soft and easy, strawberry and plum fruity Australian red. Perfect with chilli con carne or sausages.
Tesco Australian Merlot 75cl £3.79 per bottle
Soft, ripe, easy red with plummy, raisiny fruit and a hint of oak. Perfect with pork and herb sausages.
Saint Hallett Shiraz 750ml £5.69 per bottle
Spicy, blackcurranty-fruity, soft and appealing. Perfect with garlicky turkey or chicken.
St. Hallett Chardonnay 750ml £5.69 per bottle
Bright, tangy Australian Chardonnay with greengage-like fruit and subtle toasty oak. Try with smoked salmon.
Hardys Crest Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 75cl £7.59 per bottle
Full bodied red with rich, ripe red berry fruit and hints of spice. Serve with steak or barbeques.
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 £5.72 per bottle
Devastatingly smooth minty, blackcurranty Cabernet, ideal with lamb, and dishes flavoured with Thyme.
Barramundi Cabernet/Merlot 25cl £1.71 per bottle
Soft, easy, gluggable red with a touch of oak, perfect for parties and barbecues, great with lamb or steak.
Barramundi Sem/Chard 25cl £1.71 per bottle
Crisp, lemony Semillon supported by peachy, honeyed Chardonnay. Perfect for a picnic, or with fish.
Tesco 'unwind' Chardonnay 75cl £4.27 per bottle
A crisp, dry Chardonnay with peach and tropical fruit aromas and flavours.
Tesco 'unwind' Shiraz 75cl £4.27 per bottle
Top value, soft smooth shiraz with loads of plummy fruit and hints of leather, raisin and spice. Great with food.
Penfolds Semillon Chardonnay 75c £4.15 per bottle
Crisp, tangy wine with greengage and lime Semillon fruit softened by honeyed, peachy Chardonnay.
Barramundi Australia Cabernet Merlot 75cl £4.27 per bottle
Perfect with turkey, lamb, beef or chicken kiev, this is easy-drinking, fruity, spicy red.
Lindemans Cawarra Shiraz Cabernet/Sauvignon 75cl £4.73 per bottle
An easy drinking rich fruity red with spicy berry and blackcurrant tones. Good with all red meats.
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 75cl £14.53 per bottle
Two of Australia's top grapes from the best regions have been blended to produce this spicy oak red.
Stowells Shiraz Mataro 25cl £1.69 per bottle
Soft round flavour of blackberries and red fruits with a warm character. Serve on its own or with food.
Clare Valley Cornerstone Grenache 75cl £9.49 per bottle
Robert Parker rates winemaker David Powell as one of Australias best. A rich Rhone-style wine.
Hardys Stamp Gewurztraminer Riesling 75cl £5.50 per bottle
Medium-dry, refreshing white with a lovely aroma reminiscent of lavender and peaches. Great on its own.
Stamps Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 75cl £5.94 per bottle
Easy-drinking Aussie fizz, soft, subtle, appley and creamy. Perfect for parties or Friday night veg-outs
Lindemans Cawarra Chardonnay 75c £5.22 per bottle
A crisp, clean, and fruit packed wine from Australia. Enjoy on its own, with fish or white meats. Serve chilled.
Jacobs Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml £5.28 per bottle
Firm but ripely blackcurrant-fruity with a touch of smoky oak and a hint of cinnamon.
Jacobs Creek Merlot 750ml £5.47 per bottle
Soft, ripe, slightly minty, with plum and raisin fruit. Excellent for glugging around the barbie or bonfire.
Banrock Station Chardonnay 75cl £5.03 per bottle
Easy-drinking white, good on its own or with fish, chicken, salad Nicoise, avocados or quiches.
Barramundi Semillon Chardonnay 75c £4.27 per bottle
Crisp, lemony Semillon supported by peachy honeyed Chardonnay. Perfect for a picnic, or smoked salmon.
Tesco Finest Australian Reserve Shiraz £3.96 per bottle
Soft, juicy-fruity Shiraz with mint and raspberry flavours. Ideal with red meat dishes, and turkey.
Nxg Australia Semillion Chardonnay 75c £4.27 per bottle
Soft, fruity Australian dry white, ideal for parties, or try it with scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.
Nxg Australia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 75cl £4.27 per bottle
Rich dark berry & plum flavours make this wine ideal for all occasions & foods. Especially red meat, chicken & pasta.
Penfolds Rawsons Retreat Cab/Shiraz 75c £5.69 per bottle
Easy-drinking red with soft fruit flavours and a little oak. New screwcap for quality and freshness.
Tesco Australian Shiraz 75cl £3.55 per bottle
A rich and full-flavoured red with juicy fruit character. Best with barbecued and grilled meats.
Tesco Australian Chardonnay 25cl £1.43 per bottle
Fresh fruit driven wine with peach and melon. Medium bodied white to enjoy with seafood and chicken meals
Tesco Australian Cabernet Merlot 25cl £1.43 per bottle
Medium to full-bodied red with rice ripe berry flavours. Drink with pizza, roast meats and cheese or on its own
Wyndham Bin 555 Shiraz 75cl £6.64 per bottle
Incredibly smooth and rich with distinct rich plum & pepper characters. Serve with full flavoured dishes.
Long Mile Ridge Chardonnay 75cl £5.73 per bottle
Tropical fruit peaches and ripe melon with toasty oak complexity. Enjoy chilled with seafood salad or cheeses
Tesco Finest Australian Reserve Sauvignon Blanc £4.74 per bottle
Crisp Sauvignon Blanc with grassy, herby and gooseberry flavours, and a hint of flowers and tropical fruit.
Tesco Australian Semillion Chardonnay 75c £3.79 per bottle
An easy-drinking, dry white with citrus fruit flavours and a crisp finish.
Tesco Finest Reserve Merlot 75cl £4.74 per bottle
Vanilla oak and minty, raisiny flavours blend in this easy drinking red. Great with lamb, turkey or chicken.
Tesco Organic Australian Chardonnay 75c £4.78 per bottle
Ripe fruit flavours of peach and melon make this a great aperitif. It also pairs well with fish & poultry dishes
Tesco Unwind Rose 75cl £4.27 per bottle
Aromas of strawberries and hints of vanilla. Serve with juicy red fruit flavours.
Wyndham Bin 777 Semillion 75cl £5.69 per bottle
Intense fresh citrus & lemongrass flavours & elegant, crisp acidity. Serve chilled as an aperitif or with seafood
Jacobs Creek Semillon Sauvignon 75cl £4.74 per bottle
Citrus & tropical fruit flavours combine for a crisp clean finish. Serve on its own or with chicken & seafood
Jacobs Creek Shiraz 75cl £5.50 per bottle
A rich spicy pepper & licorice nose plum & cherry flavours. Serve with roasted red meats pizzas, pasta & cheese
Tempus Two Shiraz 75cl £3.79 per bottle
Smooth, seductive Aussie Shiraz, with ripe, raspberry fruit and minty oak flavours. Great for a barbie.
Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 75cl £13.29 per bottle
Subtle, complex Australian Chardonnay with lovely, savoury oak and peachy fruit. Try with monkfish.
McWilliams Hanwood Estate Chardonnay 75c £5.69 per bottle
Crisp white, with fresh peach and melon flavours, light oak, and complex vanilla overtones.
McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 75cl £6.17 per bottle
Oak maturation has enhanced the natural plum flavours of the shiraz grape, adding subtle vanilla overtones
Mcleans Farm Shiraz Cabernet Reserve 75cl £9.53 per bottle
Lovely, ripely fruity Shiraz-Cabernet, dense and soft, with appealing oak and a perfumed finish.
Morris Muscat Liqueur 500ml £6.67 per bottle
Like liquid raisins! A unique Aussie style this sumptuosly rich wine is perfect with desserts or for sipping
Brown Brothers Pinot Gris 75cl £6.61 per bottle
Honeyed, muskily fragrant and tangy wine from the Victoria region. Ace with ginger or citrus flavours.
Peter Lehmann Semillon 75cl £5.67 per bottle
A zesty dry white wine. Lemon/citrus flavours on the palate. Serve chilled with white meat dishes and spicy foods
Peter Lehmann Grenache 75cl £5.50 per bottle
Cherry-fruity, minty, full, soft and easy drinking red. Perfect for parties, BBQs, or chilli con carne.
Hardys Vr Reserve Chardonnay 75cl £6.17 per bottle
Floral and honeyed Australian Chardonnay , with buttery softness and refreshing acidity. Ace with smoked salmon!
Nottage Hill Shiraz 75cl £5.73 per bottle
Very easy, soft ripe red with raspberry and blackberry fruit and a hint of oak. Perfect for a smart party.
Banrock Station White Shiraz 75cl £4.73 per bottle
Hardys Stamp Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 75cl £5.50 per bottle
A lovely blend, limey Semillon with buttery complexity and roundness combined with gooseberry -fruity Sauvignon.
Hardys Crest Chardonnay 75cl £7.59 per bottle
An easy drinking white wine with citrus fruit characters great on its own or with salads and seafood serve chilled.
Wyndhams Bin 222 Chardonnay 75cl £5.69 per bottle
Fresh melon & peach aromas with a full soft flavour & a fruity finish. Serve chilled with white meat & pasta
Wyndhams Bin 444 Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £6.64 per bottle
A deep rich colour with full berry fruit & smooth rounded oak flavours. Serve with red meat and pasta
Yalumba Oxford Landing Shiraz 75cl £5.50 per bottle
Richly-flavoured, easy red, blackcurranty, fruity and peppery. Delicious with hard cheeses, or turkey.
Yalumba Mawsons Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 75 £9.49 per bottle
Stunning red with rich, mulberry and rasberry fruit and attractive, spicy oak. This would make a perfect present.
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet £4.91 per bottle
Spicy, oaky Aussie red with loads of raspberry fruit. Just the wine for turkey, or try with lamb curry.
Rosemount Semillon Chardonnay £4.43 per bottle
Aroma of melon and fresh tangerine. The palate has soft, ripe Chardonnay flavours balanced by the lemon of the Semillon.
Rosemount Shiraz Cabernet £5.70 per bottle
Soft easy drinking, ripe and plummy with a touch of tannin and savoury complexity. Great with turkey!
Tempus 2 Pewter Label Chardonna Y 75cl £9.49 per bottle
Fine, citrus lemon and lime fruit. Buttery with excellent crisp finish. Serve chilled with fish chicken and pasta.
Tempus 2 Pewter Label Merlot 75cl £9.49 per bottle
Full bodied with a rich middle palate. Intense fruit flavour of plum & red berries. Serve with red meat & cheese.
Tesco Australian Whit E 75cl £2.62 per bottle
A refreshing, medium-bodied, crisp dry white wine with lively tropical flavours.
Tesco Finest Denman Vineyard Chardonnay 75c £4.55 per bottle
A rich and supple Chardonnay with hints of peach and vanilla perfume coupled with a toasty French oak.
Tesco Finest Howcroft Shiraz 75cl £4.55 per bottle
This is a full bodied Shiraz with ripe plummy flavours and a hint of pepper and spice. The oak is well balanced to produce fine tannins.
Tesco Finest Howcroft Cabernet Merlot 75c £4.55 per bottle
A full bodied, rich red wine with warm, ripe luscious fruit with a nose of plum, cherry and spice aromas.
Tesco Finest Denman Vineyard Semillon 75cl £4.55 per bottle
A medium bodied Hunter Semillon with full fruit flavour and good balance. The palate is soft and round with delicate citrus flavours coupled with some fresh gooseberry.
Hardys Crest Non-Vintage Pinot Noir Chardonnay 75c £8.54 per bottle
Lifted citrus, fresh strawberry & subtle yeasty flavours. Fine structure, creamy texture and finish.
Botham Merrill Willis Chard 2002 75c £8.54 per bottle
A premium quality chardonnay from a partnership between Ian Botham, Bob Willis, and Geoff Merrill.
Botham Merrill Willis Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 £7.59 per bottle
A rich and intense wine with minty fruity flavours that is good to drink now and will develop further if kept for a few years.
Rosemount Chardonnay 75cl £7.15 per bottle
A rich, buttery Chardonnay from this consistently reliable producer. Perfect with creamy pasta dishes.
Saint Hallett Old Block Shiraz 75cl £15.19 per bottle
Shiraz at it's best and most intense. From the Barossa Valley, this is rich and chocolatey. Serve with beef or game
Starvedog Lane No Oak Chardonnay 2003 £7.49 per bottle
A fantastic chardonnay with lifted peach and melon aromas. Delicious with seafood and pasta.
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 75c £6.99 per bottle
Big white with punnets full of tropical fruit, barrels of oak, and tangy acidity. Try this with smoked cod or salmon.
Peter Lehmann Barossa Chardonnay 2001 £5.27 per bottle
An elegant crisp dry white that will impress your guests - perfect with roast chicken, pork and seafood.
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2003 £4.78 per bottle
A subtle, characterful wine, skilfully blended to produce an elegant finish.
Nottage Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 75cl £6.11 per bottle
Moreish down-under red, with spicy blackcurrant and plum flavours. Good with turkey, coq au vin.
Nottage Hill Chardonnay 75cl £6.11 per bottle
Soft easy Chardonnay with ripe, peachy flavour and a crisp, citrus tang. Ace with turkey, pork and fish.
Green Point Brut 75cl £10.44 per bottle
Chapel Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £9.53 per bottle
Lovely, opulent Aussie Cabernet, with intense, ripe berry fruit and chocolatey depth. Great with cheeses.
Tesco Finest Coonawarra Cab/ Sauvignon 75cl £6.68 per bottle
If you like your reds rich, and robust and fruity with masses of flavour, this is the ideal one for you.
Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 750ml £4.74 per bottle
Crisp dry white with lemon and gooseberry flavours. Ideal with fish or vegetarian dishes, or on its own.
Penfolds Grange 75cl £104.53 per bottle
The pinnacle of Australian winemaking. With an abundance of fruit, this rich red will keep for 20 years.
Jacobs Creek Semillon Chardonnay 75c £4.26 per bottle
Well known easy drinking white with light buttery overtones. Good all rounder. Serve anywhere, anytime.
Jacobs Creek Chardonnay 75cl £4.73 per bottle
A fresh & fruity Chardonnay with a touch of vanilla. Perfect with roasts and barbecued chicken.
Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet 75cl £4.73 per bottle
Great value, silky red with intense raspberry fruit and hints of leather and cedar. Try with turkey.
Oxford Landing Merlot 75cl £5.50 per bottle
Firm, herby blackcurrenty Merlot with a grassy herby character. Drink on its own or with sausages.