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Good tasting wine doesn’t have to be expensive!!!


I believe we’ve all had this issue… we want a good wine but, we don’t want to spend the cash that goes along with it.

Or were you looking for a nice, quick and easy gift (like wine) but, want it to be cheap… buuttt, still want it to be good? (I.E. wine)

News Flash!!!  Good wine doesn’t have to be expensive!

One tip: Think international! France, Spain, Germany, or Greece. And not only do they taste great but, they are also an easy and great conversational piece during parties!

Many of the cheap (‘bad‘) international wines we have in our stores are actually considered fantastic where they are made.

Here is a small list of a few wines that cost under $20!

Qupé Central Coast Syrah, 2011 (California)
Ruta 22 Malbec, 2011 (Argentina)
Cantine Colosi Nero d’Avola IGT, 2012 (Sicily)
Château Le Vin Matin Cru Red Bordeaux Blend, 2005 (France)
Château des Landes Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2010 (France)
Gerard Bertrand’s Grand Terroir Tautavel, 2007 (France)
Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage, 2010 (South Africa)
Robertson Phanto Ridge Pinotage, 2010 (South Africa)

Alpha Estate Axia Malagouzia, 2012 (Greece)
Penya Viognier, 2012 (France)
Château Timberlay Blanc, 2012 (France)
Man Vintners Chenin Blanc 2011 and Man Vintners Cuvée V 2012

(these inexpensive South African wines are fun to taste together)

JCB No. 21 Brut Crémant de Bourgogne (France)
Michelle NV Brut Rosé (Washington State)
Segura Viudas NV Brut Reserva Cava (Spain)
Freixenet Sparkling Cordon Negro Brut Cava (Spain)
René Sparr Crémant d’Alsace (France)
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace (France)
Château Moncontour Crémant de Loire (France)


Fun and delicious treat to make- Gummy wine snacks

Can’t get enough of your favorite wine? Is wine getting a little too boring for you? (Ha! Ooh, I crack myself up!) Maybe you would like to do something different and fun with it?

This Wine Fruit Snack recipe over at is simple and delicious. Cut them into shapes with cookie cutters, shape them with molds…. Or, just grab a spoon and dig in.


If this idea intrigues you then their margarita gummies will too.

Clearly, These gummies are not for kids.


Today is National Drink Wine Day!





Happy New Year!


Funniest Wine Tasting Ever

I’m such a big fan of Gary and I love Ellen. Her reactions are hilarious. This is a great video.


Very insightful… I love it!