Bing cherry notes and general joyousness make this red from the southernmost part of Burgundy like a friend you want to be around. You’ll get dark fruit (there’s that bing cherry) and dark and red berries. It’s intense, lively, and sprightly.
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.