This week started with a guest post on making wine at home. Hopefully it didn't take all the romance out of the process for you! Is this something you've tried?
Before we get to the rest of the recap, there's one other highlight I want to get to first. You may have noticed that in addition to the link to find each day's wine at retail locations near you, there is now a link to Marketview Liquor for wines that they sell online. You may remember Marketview from the special free shipping deal they ran on Reverse Wine Snob favorites a few weeks back. I've found their prices to be at or close to the lowest you can find for most wines. And stay tuned for another special promotion just for Reverse Wine Snob readers coming up in the next few weeks!
On Tuesday we investigated a little known grape called Schiava that is indigenous to Alto Adige, Italy -- and we loved it. And we'll have more reviews coming up of some other rare varieties, including a couple from Austria later this week.
Wednesday we moved to South Africa, one of my absolute favorite spots for value wines. We've uncovered lots of great wines from this region, but this week we focused on an intensely full flavored Sauvignon Blanc.
Thursday we went back to more familiar territory for most -- Napa Valley. Unfortunately, with our $20 limit this region is usually out of our price range, but not so with this week's Cabernet Sauvignon.
On Friday we reviewed a number of Finger Lake Rieslings and came away impressed with the quality for under $15. Many times smaller, growing regions just don't have the scale to produce wine under $20 (or alternatively, the quality just isn't all that good), but neither of those apply here.
Lastly, yesterday we unveiled a bold and audacious Saturday Splurge on a 100% Grenache unlike any you've tried before.
And that's it for this week. Also make sure to check out the Reverse Wine Snob Facebook page to join the discussions on each day's wine!
Most Viewed Reviews This Week:
- Top 10 Red Wines Under $20
- Home Wine Making: A Primer
- Pizza Wine! 10 Wines Under $20 That Pair Perfectly With Pizza
Click through to the individual wines to find the full reviews including a link with local retailers who carry each wine. Cheers!