A list of wines you should be drinking separated by price point. This list will include the deliciously cheap, bottles that are just expensive enough to bring to a party and not be embarrassed…and the sublime jewels that you just need to splurge on.
Just around $10 (deliciously cheap)
This little wine was a ridiculously pleasant surprise and reminds me of why I rarely indulge in actual Champagne. The nose was super expressive. It had notes of peach and apricot, was bone dry, and great sparkle.
Region: France, Alsace, Cremant d’Alsace
Grape Varietal: Pinot Blanc
Wolfberger is a union of producers located in Eguisheim, south of Colmar. The city was also the home of Pope Leo IX, the Reformer (Pope from 1048 – 1054 A.D.). The winery was founded in 1902 when a group of wine-growers in Eguisheim decided to join forces to create one of the first cooperatives in Alsace. The cave counts 453 members today. Wolfberger combines tradition and constant innovation to elaborate high quality wines and preserve their typicity.
Between $10 & 20
Very good value for a Burgundy Chardonnay. Varietally correct Chardy on the nose. Lots of citrus and flavors of orange peel on the tongue.
Region: France, Burgundy
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay