Category Archives: best buy

Macarico Aglianico del Vulture 2007

This is maybe the only aglianico I own. It’s a variety I haven’t had much of, and what I’ve had has been cheap. This particular bottle is one of those bottles that they promote at a very steep discount. … Continue reading

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Two Bargain California Whites

California is not where you go looking for quality under $15. Nevertheless, every once in awhile you get lucky, and every once in a once in awhile, you get lucky twice. I opened two very nice, relatively cheap bottles of … Continue reading

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2009 Covey Run Riesling

Nothing boutique here. A giant winery owned by a giant wine conglomerate. Still, if you can find this for $5 a bottle, as I did recently, it represents off the charts QPR. This tastes like very good cheap riesling. It’s … Continue reading

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2012 Cercius Blanc

I saw various retailers declaring this blend from the South of France as the white wine value of the year. Hard to say, but for $12 or so, it’s an exceptional value that one should go out of their way to … Continue reading

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2008 LeVois Zinfandel

I may not know much about wine, but I know a ton about sniffing out wine deals. I found this small production gem from a now-defunct winery at World Market, and while I wasn’t even remotely curious at full price, … Continue reading

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Vino Z Czech Pinot Blanc Vyskocil 2009

File this under wine from weird places. In this case, the Czech Republic. Maybe not so weird, though. Turns out the area has a storied history of grape growing and wine making, and it shows in this wine, which is … Continue reading

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2006 Château d’Orschwihr Crémant d’Alsace

The deal is this: This could pass for champagne. Like, real champagne. Not the best stuff, certainly, but something that you’re too poor to drink on a weeknight. And yet. This costs something like $16. WINNER WINNER WINNER. All of … Continue reading

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