We love a good wine that punches above it’s weight. This Cabernet Sauvignon made by the Stark-Condé Vineyard in Stellenbosch does exactly that. It’s a $20 cab that drinks like a $35 bottle of wine.
From one of the oldest wineries in Chile—Santa Carolina—a favorite of ours, comes a well-balanced chardonnay that’s got a richness to it, but is neither too oaky nor too buttery. And, it’s $10 a bottle.
Move over Pinot Grigio, there’s a new white in town. Try this crisp $15 Vermentino (grape varietal) from Italy’s Tuscany region.
Quality, inexpensive boxed wines like Vignes des Lumieres’ red have been a hit in Europe for a long time. Now, this pleasurable bargain is ours, too.
The many grapes in this wine include several of our favorites (Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier). No wonder it’s rich! You’ll taste pear, golden plum, and honey in this one.