Category Archives: Wines Under $15

Red Rioja and Greasy Rose

ShareHeredad De Baroja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja, Spain $21.95 (276113) Oh me oh my.  12 year old beauty Rioja here.  Like Hugh Hefner BBQing Portobello’s at the mansion.  It mature, smells like cooked mushrooms and popped cherries, and its silky smooth … Continue reading

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Sweet Sauvignon Blanc and Fruit Filled Valpolicella

ShareSeresin Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, $21.95 (735043) Get a box full of this Sauvignon Blanc from the Kiwi’s.  Great nose of sweetness and wet stone, followed by a generous mouth watering acidity.     Throw on some Dave Matthews, chill … Continue reading

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Meaty wines

ShareTaurino Salice Salentino Riserva 2008, Dop, Puglia, Italy $14.95 (177527) Buy 6 of these.  Amazing deep and smooth Italian red here.  Like Meat Loaf at the Tea Emporium eating a pastrami sandwich.  Its big, kinda ugly, and smells like fresh … Continue reading

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I Gotta Good Feeling About These Wines.

ShareValle Reale Montepulciano D’abruzzo 2007, Doc Abruzzo, Italy $17.95 (216408) The region of Montepulciano D’abruzzo lies due east of Rome where the main grape is Montepulciano.  Not to be confused with the Tuscan region Vino Nobile di Montepulciano which is a wine … Continue reading

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Queen and Roaming Goats.

ShareGoats Do Roam White 2011, Wo Western Cape, South Africa $11.95 (237313) I tasted this wine with the creator and owner, Charles Back.   It’s crafted with the same grape varieties as wine from his favorite French region “Cote de Rhone”.   … Continue reading

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Happy Chilean and Powerful Pelham

ShareSanta Carolina Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2010, Leyda Valley, Chile.  $11.95 (337535) I was privileged to taste this wine with the wine maker Andres Caballero.  I fully agreed with his description of this wine “It’s happy and bright”.  Its like watching an animated … Continue reading

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Spring “Get Together” Wines

ShareR DE ROMANEIRA 2007, DOC DOURO Blend, Portugal $19.95 (214288) Like Eddie Murphy deliriously chasing down a hybrid ice cream truck.  This has a distinctive smell of melting pralines and cream with a hint of something green.  Rejoice when the … Continue reading

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Perfect Outdoor Wines

ShareMalivoire Ladybug Rosé 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada $15.95 (559088) The Tulips are a bloomin and Rosé is in season.  Thank you Malivoire for giving me this image. This Rosé is like Lady GaGa wearing a candy necklace. It is … Continue reading

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Easter Wine Picks

ShareIf your extended family is anything like mine, serving wine out of a box will be sufficient for the feast.  However, I find that “Chateau Cardboard” is not good enough to replace the inability us adults have to hunt and … Continue reading

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2 Great Wines for Under $15

ShareBodegas Lan Crianza 2006, Doca Rioja, Spain $15.00 (166538) Welcome to my mouth you easy drinker you. This Rioja doesn’t need a complicated partner. It goes well with Tuesdays nights, anything off the grill and that new Radiohead song. It’s … Continue reading

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