Wine buffs can be quite snooty about where you should buy your wine. To them, supermarkets are a definite no-no. I used to agree that it was hard to find many decent wines in a supermarket. But recently, a couple of our supermarket chains have been selling some really tasty wines at affordable prices.
Apart from that, I’m a member of a mail order/internet wine club called The Wine Society. Their wines are very individual and very good.
I do use small independent wine merchants from time to time. How good they are depends on how closely the owner’s tastes correlate to mine. So it can be a bit hit and miss until I find a good match. Sadly, though, they seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate; like many smaller retailers, they are probably finding it hard to compete with the big boys.