Monday, November 19, 2012

A Few Words on Wine

This week it becomes official - the holidays are upon us. And holidays mean parties. Whether you are entertaining or being entertained, it's a good idea to have a few inexpensive yet delicious wines as go-to's. They come in handy as a host or hostess gift, or if you are having a get together and are short on time and expertise. I myself am no wine aficionado; I enjoy a good glass now and then, and I know a bad one when I taste it, but that is about the extent of my knowledge. So, for you and for myself, I sought some advice from the family's wine expert - my husband's uncle, John Simmons. I asked him to recommend three wines that are really enjoyable, yet less than $10. Here is what he suggested:


1
Vidal Fleury, Cotes du Rhone ($9.99) 
(France)
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2
Running With Scissors, Cabernet Sauvignon ($8.99-$14.99)
(California)
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3
Matua Valley, Sauvignon Blanc ($8.99-$11.99)
(New Zealand)
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I also wanted to see if I could discover a wine for under $5 that would be truly tasty.  I came across some really promising reviews for this wine, and plan to give it a try soon: 


4
Rex Goliath, Cabernet Sauvignon ($4.99- $6.99)
(California)
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Do you have any favorite wines that balance value and taste? I would love to hear your suggestions in the comment box below!




8 comments:

  1. Rex Goliath is a really good value, have you tried this one?

    http://www.menageatroiswines.com/red.php

    Besides having a scandalous name, it is a very good wine for $12 : ) Thanks for the other suggestions, Masha : )

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion, Sarah! I have heard of that one but never tried it; since you've given it your stamp I will put it on my list!

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  2. I love white zinfandel, just whatever brand of it I find at the grocery store. I first decided I loved it when I was drinking it and watching Sense and Sensibility, and I haven't gotten tired of it yet :)

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    1. Hey Clara! Isn't it funny how a pleasant association can carry over and become a real favorite?

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    1. Colleen! Thanks for commenting! I appreciate the suggestion!

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  4. Mary! Try the Kaiken Malbec, it's DElish. Rex Goliath gives me a headache for some reason, but it's decent for a cheap bottle. I like Red Diamond Merlot as well! San Sebastian red wine is my fav lately...it's a Florida winery, I'm not sure how widely available it is outside of FL! :)

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    1. Ann! I'm so glad to hear from you! Hope all is well! Can't wait to try some of your suggestions!

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