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- Wedding: June 2014
Riondo or Lamarca Prosecco 🙂
Riondo or Lamarca Prosecco 🙂
I love the Shamong Red & True Blue Blueberry wine from the Valenzano Winery in NJ. It’s about $11 a bottle, but I’m pretty sure you can only buy in New Jersey or order online. I just moved to Virginia & haven’t been able to find it!:(
Oh boy this might be my favorite thread ever. Costco, Costco, Costco! My current casual/at-home favorites include:
– Chardonnays: Acacia Carneros; Alma Rosa Santa Barbara County (2013 vintage scored 93 pts in WE!); La Crema Sonoma Coast; Wente Riva Ranch
– Misc Whites: GunBun Gewürztraminer, Kim Crawford Sauv Blanc, Stag’s Leap Sauv Blanc (may have raised prices to above range)
– Pinot Noirs: A to Z Oregon, Acacia Carneros, Schug Sonoma Coast, Wild Horse Central Coast, MacMurray Estates Russian River
– Sparkling: Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut
Annnnd I’m going to stop before I make myself look like any more of a wino
All of these wines are within the $10 to maybe $16 range at our Costco (full disclosure – I’m in the Bay Area so wine selection may be different at other Costcos). Many of these wines are sold for $20-$25+ from other retail outlets and there’s almost always an extra upcharge when buying direct from the winery (unless you’re a part of the wine club). Cheers!
Flip Flop Moscato or Barefoot Moscato, we also like Gallo Family Moscato- all bought at our local grocery store.
Jacobs Creek Moscato!
A good red is a Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon, I find it for $13.99 on sale quite often. A good white is an organic Pacific Rim Riesling for 12.99. And all of the Coppola wines are really good, either reds or whites. Another good red is from the Louis M. Martini winery.
Echoing PP’s who said Apothic Red and Menage-a-trois, both red blends, even better but a little harder to find are the dark red blends, Apothic Black and Menage-a-trois Midnight. I feel like cheap blends come out a little better than cheap single varietals. Dang you guys this post is making me think about wine and I can’t have any until July :-/
14 Hands is a good all around red wine for about $12, plus it has a pretty bottle
For white, I like Ecco Domani Pinot Gris
For a cheap wine, my favorites are Menage a Trios Silk and Cupcake Merlot. Both are super smooth. Definitely try them if you like red.
A great and super cheap white is the Beringer White Zinfandel. It’s an oldie but goodie. The cupcake Moscato for a sweet wine is pretty good.
I totally agree about 14 hands being a great option!
H3 is also consistently good – this is the vote of my good friend who is REALLY into wine and wine education.
For super cheap (but SO and I LOVE) is the Sphere Zinfandel – I know its sold at Trader Joes for like $6ish. The label is also beautiful and classy looking so it’s great for serving to larger groups.
Barefoot Pinto Grigio
$12.99 for a magnum.
I hated pinto grigios until I had this. Its very light and crisp. Not your typical pinot grigio.
Contadino Pinot Grigio from Trader Joe’s is my favorite cheap wine. It’s a great choice for a decent price. I refuse to drink Barefoot or Cupcake (I just can’t do it!) but I know that they’re popular.
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