Another consistently good Trader Joe's pick, the Pontificis GSM. 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre from Languedoc-Roussillon, … [Read more...]
The Best French Wines
For many people wine is synonymous with the French. After all, it's been a part of their way of life for hundreds of years. France is also home to some of the world's most expensive wines; however that doesn't mean there aren't bargains to be had!
In our list of the Best Wines from France under $20 we make it easy. All of the good and none of the the bad.
If you asked people to list what comes to mind when they think of the country of France, French wine would, without a doubt, be near the top of the list. But there is so much wine that comes from this place (and some of it is so incredibly expensive) that it can be dizzyingly complex to navigate your way around vino from this country.
With 15+ major wine regions in France (like the Rhone Valley and Languedoc), each with their own unique set of rules, it’s no wonder consumers find French wine so confusing. It also doesn't help that most French wines begin with the word "Château" or "Domaine" and have rather similar, old-fashioned looking labels!
In this section, I offer a number of recommendations of my favorite, inexpensive wines from France, all offering tremendous quality. Let's get started on a lifelong journey of exploring the wine of France!
Read on for our list of The Best French Wines Under $20!
A simply satisfying and super ripe table wine that will have you dreaming of your next European vacation, the Trader Joe's Maison Barboulot … [Read more...]
Much more than your typical sub-$10, lazy day, easy-drinking rosé, we check out the latest vintage of the Reserve des Chastelles Tavel Rosé … [Read more...]
Highly touted rosé at a great Costco price, the Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rosé from Caves d'Esclans. A rosé blend of … [Read more...]
A tasty Cotes du Rhone red blend in a distinctive bottle for just $7 at Trader Joe's, the Caves du Fournalet Cotes du Rhone. A red … [Read more...]
An easy drinking white blend from the Languedoc, the Foncalieu Petit Paradis Saint Chinian. 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne and 20% … [Read more...]
But does it live up to the exquisite name? The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé from Aldi. A dry rosé blend of Grenache, … [Read more...]
Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley via Trader Joe's, the Vignobles Lacheteau Pouilly Fumé. Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fumé in … [Read more...]
A refreshing find from Costco, the Le Garenne Sancerre Blanc. Single vineyard, dry-farmed Sauvignon Blanc (100%) from Verdigny in … [Read more...]
This one never lasts long at Costco so stock up now! The highly refreshing and delicious Kirkland Signature Cotes de Provence Rosé. A … [Read more...]
A delightful Trader Joe's Bulk Buy that is perfect for summer, the Ile de Conas Le Rosé. A blend of 25% Grenache Gris, 25% Grenache … [Read more...]
$10 well spent, the Les Vignes de Bila Haut Pays d'Oc Rosé from Michel Chapoutier. 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault rosé from Languedoc, … [Read more...]