I do… I’ll admit it… I love a good deal! And one of my favorite things – I love finding great wine at great prices! I asked followers of this blog’s Facebook page recently, your favorite wine under $20. Here is what some of you had to say. Thanks for the feedback!
Lisa said her favorite wine under $20 was Wolf Blass Red Label Moscato. Perfect for summer, this wine has ripe summer berry flavors, peach and lime, and is very refreshing. Now if the weather would only warm up a bit.
Erin says she likes the Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio. I love a Pinot Grigio in the Summer, and have a bottle of the Yellow Tail in my wine rack, just waiting to crack it open. Called the “Ferrari” of white wine grapes, this Pinot Grigio is very food friendly and delicious all by itself as well.
This is a favorite of mine. At just $16.99 a bottle, the Chateau Bois Pertuis, is a Bordeaux, at 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this is a beauty with grilled pork in the summer. Merlot got a bit of bad rap in the movie ‘Sideways’, in a hilarious sort of way, but I love a good Merlot. Here’s another great one for under $20.
The Beringer Founder Cabernet Sauvignon is just $18.99 and is a gorgeous ruby red color in the glass and big bold flavors of cherries and spice. A favorite of grilled foods, this is even a good wine for a steak. Another favorite Cabernet Sauvignon of mine is the Hoya de Cadenas Cabernet at just $14.99
This is the one I had last weekend. The Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon. Both this wine and the Red Blend are very good wines for under $20. Lovely flavors of plums and peppery spice will have you going for the second glass.
And I promised to talk about Sauvignon Blanc. This is another beautiful crisp white wine that is perfect all year round, but I especially like it in summer months. This is the wine to have when you are serving salad. Give it a try and tell me what you think. There are some fantastic ones under $20.
The most famous place for Sauvignon Blanc is the Marlborough region of New Zealand. This Kim Crawford is a great deal under $20, the red wines are about $33. With tropical and citrus notes, this is a winner.
Yellow tail also makes a nice refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, and at just $13.99, definitely worth trying. It’s crisp and clean with flavors of grapefruit and citrus.
Here’s a toast to all the good wines under $20. There are lots of them, just ask the staff at your neighborhood wine or liquor store. Have fun trying them all this summer. Enjoy the long weekend to all my Canadian friends.