When we say big we mean BIG, the Department D66 Grenache by Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Cellars.80% Grenache, 12% Syrah and 8% … [Read more...]
The Best French Wine Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
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 wines of France!
Read on for our list of The Best French Wines Under $20!
A very good and very French red blend, the M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Costieres de Nimes Rouge.A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, … [Read more...]
Despite the low cost, there's nothing manufactured about the Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Red made from organically grown grapes.60% … [Read more...]
A $6 steal from Trader Joe's, Les Portes de Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc.Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France. … [Read more...]
Another heavenly find from the Rhone Valley, the Chateau du Trignon Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu red wine from Famille … [Read more...]
Looking to branch out from Pinot Noir? Try Gamay. The Barton & Guestier Beaujolais Les Violettes is a good place to start.100% Gamay … [Read more...]