I am no wine snob. I can’t tell you what notes are left on your pallet, or talk tannins, etc. (I don’t even know if that last sentence makes sense! ) I like what I like and that is that. What I really like is not paying too much for something. I have found 5 amazing wines for under $15. It has been said that there are plenty of wines out there for under $10, but I have found that the $10 – $15 range is the sweet spot.
This photo texted to me by my friend and her daughter about sums up my love affair with wine:
All wines are from Total Wine with the exception of one, as noted with its picture.
This one is a favorite of mine for the warmer weather. I serve it very cold. I don’t know if that is the correct way to serve it, but that’s how I roll! It is a dry rose’ called Domaine Fontanyl and it costs $12.99. It is a really good appetizer wine.
This wine is, hands down, my all time favorite. It is very light and slightly fruity without being sweet. I use it to cook, to sip, to entertain, everything! Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc costs $8.97! It goes well with fish and chicken.
Bourgogne Pinot Noir came from a local wine shop aptly named The Wine Shop. My friend picked me up a bottle after we had it at their house and I raved about it. It has a slightly spicy finish. (There! That’s the depth of my wine knowledge!) It costs $12 per bottle. This is a steak wine, for sure!
Cruz Alta Cabernet Sauvignon was recommended by the guy at Total Wine. He got me at chocolate. He said it had a chocolate finish. I don’t really taste it, but it was good nonetheless at $11.99.
This one was introduced to me by my mother and father- in- law who are quite the wine connoisseurs. (They know their coffee, too!) They ordered it at a sushi place one evening while visiting us. Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc is very light without being sweet. It is $11.99 and frequently sold out!
I enjoy discovering new wines and learning more. Please enlighten me on wine speak – as you can see, I need some coaching!