I bought a bottle of the Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Predella 2009 for using it in my Osso Buco Milanese recipe (about half a bottle of it). Of course, the other half a bottle ended up in my glass.
It was just to be used strictly for cooking purposes, as it is priced under 10 dollars per bottle.
And indeed, it's not a great and noble wine, but I think I discovered the best value for money wine in Romanian supermarkets today.
It is soft, table wine by definition, with smells of wood, berries, leather. No nasty aftertaste. Totally drinkable. So, Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Predella is my recommendation for under 10 dollar wines this winter.