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!
Is that your wine rack, or the place where you store your industrial grease cutter?
One question I occasionally ask at the wine store: “What do you recommend in a screw top?” Classy, huh?
Do you have Trader Joe’s where you live?
Buy one of every thing they have in that price range in the varietals you prefer, then go back for more of what you like.
Cupcake Angel Food—I think it is a cross btw a Chard and a Pinot Grigio—but really yummy. About 8-9. Cupcake Chardonnay is also good.
Two Buck Chuck, or course...the Sauvignon Blanc.
If you can find it onsale for about 13 bucks, La Crema Chard (the Pinot Noir is also great but on sale it is usually about 20.00).
You folks are going to laugh at me. And I don’t care. I’m a wino from way back!!!
I’ve made wine for over twenty years and have a half acre vineyard of mostly grafted vinifera variety grapes. (Lost most of them to a hard winter though)
Even took a few wine judging training classes through the American Wine Society.
And one of my favorite all time wines for about $10 per bottle, are you ready for this..... drum roll....
..... is the Johannesburg Riesling at Sam’s Club in the long neck blue bottle (actually a 1.5 liter double bottle) and still only $10 here in NC. It’s imported from Germany and everyone loves it. Even the Cabernet Sauv and Chardonnay wine snobs. Not too sweet, not too dry, excellent fruit flavor. They use the old style German cold fermentation not fount in American Rieslings. I buy it by the case and always take it as my gift wine at parties. Never fails.
OOPS! Sorry for the double post.
Don’t forget the main link:
Night Train Express
17.5% alc. by vol.
“Don’t let the 0.5% less alcohol by volume fool you, the Night Train is all business when it pulls into the station. All aboard to nowhere - woo wooo! The night train runs only one route: sober to stupid with no roundtrip tickets available, and a strong likelihood of a train wreck along the way. This train yard favorite is vinted and bottled by E&J Gallo Winery, in in Modesto, CA. Don’t bother looking on their web page, because they dare not mention it there. As a clever disguise, the label says that it is made by “Night Train Limited.” Some suspect that Night Train is really just Thunderbird with some Kool-Aid-like substance added to try to mask the Clorox flavor. Some of our researchers indicated that it gave them a NyQuil-like drowsiness, and perhaps this is why they put “night” in the name. “
Zany Zin, an old vine zin from Lodi, CA... Gnarly Head, another old vine zin—from Manteca, CA...
I just got a bottle of Cupcake Pino Grigio today. Was going to drink it with linguine/white clam sauce.
I like Chateau Ste. Michelle and Jekel wines but they have gone up in price in the last couple of years. I look for them on sale.
Coppola makes a good basic red table wine blend.
An old standby is Beaujolais Villages. It’s just plain good with cheese and crackers.
Yellowtail, Lindemans, or Menage a trois. Any of their reds - cannot go wrong.
“the grapes used were grown in *Ohio*”
Quite a few wineries in Ohio. Mostly to the east of Cleveland, up along the lake. Lotsa grapes grown here. I don’t drink wine though. In 20 minutes I’ll have a terrible headache. Same with grape juice.
Have you tried some of the wineries in VA? That may be a good start toward a nice wine cellar.
Great list. Thanks.
I’m not much of a drinker, but I do have a couple favorites.
Almaden Mountain Rose...sometimes I have problems finding a store that carries it. Dry, but fruity and flavorful, medium body, good at any temperature, good with all kinds of food.
I also like a wide variety of cheap ports, I don’t think I’ve run into a cheap port that I’ve despised yet. After a meal, savor one glass, ice cold.
Also, during the summer, when the heat is intense... I’ll fill a pitcher with ice, and pour port over the ice, and just let it melt for about 20 minutes before I even start drinking it... makes an adult kool aid that really makes the Florida augusts way more tolerable.
Saint Michelle from WA state has some fine wines and their champaigns are very nice.
Yes, I have. Just attended a wine festival with about two dozen VA wineries represented. My favorites were Barboursville, Veritas, and Chateau Morisette (which I have visited a couple of times).
Alas, my favorites were not inexpensive but would be ones to keep for a special occasion.
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