(Closed) Favorite inexpensive wine?

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Post # 61
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Riondo or Lamarca Prosecco 🙂

Post # 62
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Blushing bee

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!:(

Post # 63
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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!

Post # 64
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Busy bee

Flip Flop Moscato or Barefoot Moscato, we also like Gallo Family Moscato- all bought at our local grocery store.

Post # 65
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Newbee

Jacobs Creek Moscato! 

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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. 

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

tabby1212:  yes! Obsessed with the risata moscato d’ Asti. Best moscato in my opinion

Post # 68
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

sumshine.dawn:  Yes! Love the Stella Rosas. My favorite is Stella peach

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

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 :-/

Post # 70
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Bee Keeper

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

Post # 71
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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. 

Post # 72
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Worker bee

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.

Post # 73
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Helper bee

dragonfly9:  Love Cocobon and Apothic Red. Two favorites under $10

Post # 74
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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.

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

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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