A delightful Trader Joe's Bulk Buy that is perfect for summer, we review that latest vintage of the Ile de Conas Le Rosé. A blend of 25% Grenache Gris, 25% Grenache Noir, 20% Caladoc, 15% Pinot Gris and 15% Cinsault from the south of France. Each varietal was vinified … [Read more...]
French Wine! The Best Wines From France
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 nice, inexpensive Cotes du Rhone from Trader Joe's, we review the Vignobles de la Vallee du Rhone Collection Rhone. A red blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 15% Syrah from Cotes du Rhone, France. … [Read more...]
Now this is some good Beaujolais! The Domaine des Chers Julienas Vieilles Vignes from Arnaud Briday. 100% Gamay from vines averaging 65 years of age in the hillsides of Julienas, Beaujolais, France. The wine is whole bunch fermented using carbonic maceration and matured in … [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, Cinsault and Syrah from Cotes de Provence in the South of France. … [Read more...]
Your daily drinking options just got better, the $6.99 Trader Joe's Badet Clement Revelation Cabernet-Merlot Pays d'Oc red blend. Bulk Buy! A red blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot from France. … [Read more...]
A smooth Merlot from Trader Joe's, the Chateau Haut Claribes Bordeaux Superieur. Primarily Merlot from Bordeaux, France. The wine has 2 g/L of residual sugar. … [Read more...]
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THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. A highly recommended wine that uses the Gamay grape in the most delicious way, save 43% on the Bellenos Rosé of Gamay for the next … [Read more...]
A smooth, balanced and very drinkable cru Beaujolais, the Stephane Aviron Cote de Brouilly. 100% Gamay from Cote de Brouilly, one of the ten cru appellations in the Beaujolais region of France. … [Read more...]
A pleasing Sauvignon Blanc from Trader Joe's, the Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux White. 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France. The wine is fermented in stainless steel vats and has just 0.3 g/L of residual sugar. … [Read more...]
Quite the find at only $6.99, the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from Bordeaux, France. It is aged in French oak for 12 months. … [Read more...]
Everything you want in an inexpensive (thanks to the Costco price) Rhone blend, the Delas Saint-Espirit Cotes du Rhone. 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache from the Ardeche region in the Rhone Valley of France. The wine is aged 8 months in stainless steel. … [Read more...]
THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. It's a Bulk Buy rated French red blend priced low enough (just $10.83 a bottle) to be a daily drinker! The Sanssouci Le Rouge Red … [Read more...]
A solidly satisfying Southern Rhone bargain from Costco, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Gigondas. 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from Gigondas, Southern Rhone Valley, France. … [Read more...]
A young and tannic Costco find from the original home of Malbec in France, the Chateau du Perry Cahors Malbec. Malbec from Cahors, France. Unfortunately neither the producer nor the the importer give any info on how the wine is made. … [Read more...]
We check out the new vintage of this big time Burgundy at a bargain price, the Kirkland Signature Premier Cru Chablis. 100% Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. The wine sees no oak and is aged in stainless steel for 12 months. … [Read more...]
The crisp, bright and tasty La Vieille Ferme Reserve Brut sparkling wine. 90% Chardonnay and 10% Ugni Blanc sparkling wine from France. The secondary fermentation that creates the bubbles happens in the bottle, like Champagne. … [Read more...]
The best value in all of the Costco Kirkland Signature wines? We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre from Cotes du Rhone Villages, France. … [Read more...]
THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW SOLD OUT! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. A delicious 90 point Languedoc red blend, the Mas de Lunes e6-g Gres de Montpellier from Vignobles JeanJean. We've got a … [Read more...]
Another consistently good Trader Joe's pick, the Pontificis GSM. 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre from Languedoc-Roussillon, France. … [Read more...]
A simply satisfying and super ripe table wine that will have you dreaming of your next European vacation, the Trader Joe's Maison Barboulot Cabernet-Syrah. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah from the Languedoc in the South of France. The wine is fermented in concrete … [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 from Vignobles & Compagnie. A rosé blend of primarily Grenache Noir plus Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Syrah and Carignan from Tavel, … [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 Grenache, Cinsault and Vermentino from Cotes de Provence in the South of France. The wine is made in stainless steel. … [Read more...]