Skip to comments.What Is Your Favorite Wine Under $10 a Bottle
Posted on 10/06/2012 12:11:29 PM PDT by randita
I'm looking for some new wine to try but don't want to break the bank. I'm tired of the same old, same old that I always buy.
I know there are a lot of regional wineries which produce limited amounts of affordable wine, but it would be most helpful to have suggestions of wine that can be obtained nationally.
Thanks and cheers!
Try the Merlot from the Cul-De-Sac wine company.
“Yellow Tail cabernet sauvignon works for me.”
I don’t like Yellow Tail, either, along with the other Australian wines mentioned. I’ve tried them, thinking they’d really taste like their Australian counterparts, but they don’t. Not that it’s necessarily a bad wine, it’s just so very different. It’s kind of like the joke about Foster’s Lager- they export it to the U.S. because it’s crap and no one in Australia will drink it. The only relatively inexpensive Australian wines that taste close to the same for me are Rosemont and Lindemans. Yellow Tail, Smoking Loon, Barefoot...I’ve tried them all and they were disappointing and not worth the price. I won’t buy them even when they’re on sale. I’ll go with something from Chile or Argentina. Apparently I became a wine snob. I guess that’s what happens when the fast food courts sell wine with lunch and lunch at a real restaurant involves at least 2 bottles of wine. My 5 year old got a loyalty card from the wine shop at the age of 5 because they also sold chocolate. I was quite the light weight in comparison to the Kiwis and Aussies. I knew a Aussie Naval Commander that taught his kid to walk by holding out his beer.
I dont drink wine though. In 20 minutes Ill have a terrible headache. Same with grape juice
FYI... Red wine headache ("RWH") is a headache often accompanied by nausea and flushing that occurs in many people after drinking even a single glass of red wine. This syndrome can sometimes develop within 15 minutes of consumption of the wine. Red wine tends to have more histamines (which cause blood vein constriction...versus anti histamines which is contained in many cold/allergy meds) in it than white wine does. This is because white wine is made without skin contact, while red wines sit with the skins for a while to get their red color.
Ripple and thunderbird are my favorite....
Ripple and thunderbird are my favorite....
14 Hands - Hot To Trot.
Another FYI - Some people have negative reactions to the sulfides found in wines, red or white. I am so glad I don’t have that problem. However, I would save money if I did.
I like the grape flavors quite a bit.
I like Kendall Jackson chardonnay as well. Here in Washington it is sometimes 10.00 a bottle if one buys six at a time.
Also Edna Valley chardonnay. Similar price, similar California oaked flavor.
Red Cat - Hazlitt Winery - Hector, NY, Finger Lakes. Also know as “Hector Horny Juice.”
As a teen we drank night train one night and to this day can remember how nasty and bad the hangover was.
Very interesting! Thanks! And with my lifelong sinus problems? I need anti-histamines.
Bump for later reference
I grabbed a pie from Romeo’s for lunch. Had a coupon.
I like a Gewurztraminer or Reisling, Gray Aussie .. Costco carries the Gewurz ,
.. not sure about the Reisling and availability, quite a few good ones out there, I reckun. happy testing. :-}.
I always steered clear of the bum wines. Boone’s farm was about it as a kid. And I haven’t had a drink of wine since the early 1990’s.
There are some pretty good box wines, too. I like Botta Box Old Vine Zin and Pinot Grigio.
Stretch $10 into any Syrah or Zin (also Pinot or Chardonnay) from Paso Robles, CA...Central Coast...simply the BEST new wine region since Napa.
Dynamite Merlot. $8.98 at Kroger. A good California wine for the price.
“What do you have against wines made from watermelon, dandilions or high bush cranberries, to name just a few?”
When I was in college, I had a friend that worked for the city, which included grave digging. He made dandelion wine from the dandelions he had to cut in the grave yard. It was pretty good stuff. My husband is working in the Middle East. I’m just hoping I won’t have to be picking up grape juice, conveniently next the sugar, at local market and monopolizing a bath tub.
I agree with the Winking Owl recommendation, although I prefer the Shiraz. Hadn’t had any in awhile and was so pleased when I had my first sip this evening. 8 )
Red Guitar (Food Lion runs it on special for about 10 bucks on occasion) is an extremely smooth red blend. Love it!
Elena Bodega Malbec. About 7 bucks. Excellent value.
For a long time I couldn’t drink wines because I was allergic to sulfites; they made me itch like crazy. I seem to have gotten over that allergy, though, and now have a pretty good wine collection.
Oliver Winery’s Honey Camelot Mead. Under $10 750 ml. and they ship.
“I always steered clear of the bum wines. Boones farm was about it as a kid.”
I had the “Mad Dog” (MD 20/20) a couple times myself when I was a school on my part time minimum-wage budget.
The reviews on bumwine.com are hilarious (to me, anyway).
For wine, $15-20 price is the sweet spot for me. Anything over $20 is a rarity with my middle class income but there are countless great wines in that $15 to $20 price range.
There is a wine that can usually be found for around $12-13 that I am very fond of and it is Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel. I've been drinking it for years and have yet to run into a bad bottle. Holds up well with long storage at room temperature so it's durable as well. Great value.
I think this is the first wine thread i’ve ever seen. Yay!
Anyway, I’ve been stuck on chianti’s for the last few years.
The ones i’ve been happy with are EccoDomani,Bella Sera, and
Bolla (also valpollacella and bardolino).
Also,try Apothic Red. Its a California blend and delicious!
Alittle sweeter that the aforementioned reds. Salute!!
Rheinhessen Sweet Red from Aldi. Best red I’ve ever had. The Mosel Reisling is pretty good, as well.
Cecchi Chianti Classico is usually a good value as is Gabbiano chianti.
Columbia Crest Grand Estates make a good wine. I keep them in my cellar and in the laundry room fridge, along with other wines. That is my wine cooler. The fridge had to be adapted to hold the wines and champaigns. It’s neat.
I’ve not seen that one, who makes it?
Beringer makes the best one I've had. There's only a few who do. Sutter Home, and (I think) Woodbridge. I think there's a Mondavi label that makes one, too.
Self ping for later perusal.
Thank you, I’ll look for it. I prefer a pretty dry wine, and use the “sweet” ones for a dessert..
I like and agree with your tagline.
While I *used* to buy wines in the $10. range, it almost impossible to find really good $10. bottles....that you would buy again.
I especially like the *Tohu* branded Chards and Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand. Consistently bright and slightly sweet. They are running between $12. and $14./bottle. [sometimes they are on *sale*].
If you have a hang-up about buying wines only from the USA...I’d suggest the selections from Washington state...especially Chateau Ste Michelle, Snoqualmie, or Columbia Crest. I’d put up Chateau Ste Michelle’s Rieslings against anything from Europe.
Check out the selections in your wine purveyor from Argentina and Chile.......often good buys and excellent full-bodied reds. I find once you find a brand you like from SA....you can’t find it again.....consistent stocks are hard to find, in some cases...I miss finding Argentine *Trumpter* reds, pinots.
The *BEST* wine I ever had was a Saint Clair from Marlborough NZ [’04 Sauv Blanc] ...IIRC, Wine Spectator rated it a 98 that year.
We make a run every month to *no-tax* NH for booze, cigs and fireworks....it’s what we do. :)
I used to get *RWH* too...and discovered that if I sip a lot of ice water between sips of red....the headache never develops....seems to dilute the tannins. Either that, or don’t drink half of grape products produced....that’s a depressing thought. :(
We should share a glass and talk. New Zealand whites and a BBQ...talk about a lost week-end! Thank God I’m not lactose intolerant and love sausage and very rare beef. The first BBQ I went to I was nearly falling down on the floor saying, “that’s really good punch.” They were all laughing at me- “idiot, it’s white wine with peach Schnapps.”
I've not tried it yet. Fun stuff to see young entrepreneurs off to such a good start in life, especially in this economy.
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