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Best Wines Under $20

By 18/01/2021February 4th, 2021Best Of

While some occasions require a carefully selected bottle aged in your cellar for years you’ll often find many more situations that need a quickly selected, affordable wine that tastes great. Good, low priced wine needs to please all range of tastes and preferences without breaking the bank. You should know, that great tasting wine does not need to cost a bomb. In fact, with a little bit of attention to the details of the label, area and brands you can find a goldmine of georgeous wines for only a few dollars. We’ve put together a list of our best wine under $10 to help you spend less time in our store and more time enjoying a glass of red with your friends.

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    Juggernaut Pinot Noir 750ml

    Juggernaut Pinot Noir 750ml

    $18.99 Resistant aromas of red cherries, berries and spicy and floral notes. Intriguing aromas of starry lilies with hints of vanilla, waffle cone and toasted oak. Pinot Noir has a well-deserved reputation for being picky and hard to cultivate. The region thrives in colder climates like Burgundy and the Willamette Valley in Oregon, but is also widely distributed throughout sunny California. The Russian River Valley is a great name with many climatic zones and soil types, but the cool climate
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    Zeni Marogne Valpolicella Ripasso 750ml

    Zeni Marogne Valpolicella Ripasso 750ml

    $16.99 Among the quintessences of Italian red wines, Valpolicella literally translates as a "valley of cellars" and consists of several valleys (called Fumane, Marano and Negrara) that begin in the Pre-Alps of the Lisini Mountains and end in the plains of southern Veneto. Here the vines adorn the valley slopes, reaching just over 1,300 feet. The classification of red wines makes this name unique. While most Italian regions state that the wines of one or two grape varieties are superior, or the
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    Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 750ml

    Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 750ml

    $13.99 Morning Fog Chardonnay flashes with the aromas of citrus, lemon, pear and toasted oak. This wine is balanced with vanilla and citrus notes in the sky, ending with a pleasant acidity. The Wente family is widely known as the First Chardonnay Family in California. In 1912, second generation winemaker Ernest Wente convinced his father and founder, C.H. A Wente, to import Chardonnay stakes from the University of Montpellier in France to the Livermore Valley. Today, about 75% of all Chardonnay chips
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    Rupert & Rothschild Classique Red 750ml

    Rupert & Rothschild Classique Red 750ml

    $16.99 The aromas of blackcurrant and plum combined with tones of cedar wood and graphite. A large number of fresh berry flavors with fine tannins and a long finish. At the foot of the picturesque Simonsberg mountain in the Franschhoek valley is the historic French farm Huguenot Frederiksburg, founded in 1690 and now home to Rupert and Rothschild Vigneron. It was in this valley more than 300 years ago that the first French Huguenot discovered for the first time a terroir similar to some wine regions
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    Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvig

    Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvig

    $19.99 Intense red and saturated with purple edges. Expressive and saturated nose with chassis and blackcurrant scents. Elegant taste with round and resistant tannins, with fresh cherry flavor and light toast. Combines well with the high flavors of lamb shank with herbs or pork fillet with mustard and honey. Mixture: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdo, 2% Carm?n?re. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most cultivated grape in the New World. Chilean cabs are elegant and highly respected
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    Bertrand Art De Vivre 750ml

    Bertrand Art De Vivre 750ml

    $19.99 The tunic is dark, with traces of ruby. Nose is complicated and elegant with red fruit flavors. Structured, well balanced with elastic tannins. Mix this combination with grilled meat and Mediterranean dishes. The wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region are produced in the south of France, from the Mediterranean coast to Provence. Cabernet, Merlot, Murvedre, Grenache and Syrah are among the most important red grape varieties in the region. Most wine producers in the region produce blends,
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    B&G M De Magnol Bordeaux 750ml

    B&G M De Magnol Bordeaux 750ml

    $16.99 Bright and dense ruby color. An intense nose of red fruit and spices with notes of oak and bell pepper and a hint of wild game. Good balance of acidity and tannins in the sky with a rich aroma of fruits and spices. Beautiful length and clean finish. A typical Bordeaux wine and a wine that can last until the XXI century. Bordeaux has a cool coastal maritime climate, mild climate and no dry season. The red Bordeaux is usually lower in alcohol and slightly lighter in body. Stylistically, they
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    Catena Malbec 750ml

    Catena Malbec 750ml

    $16.99 The vineyards collect batches at different times to ensure optimal natural acidity and moderate alcohol levels. Whole berries are manually loaded into small fermentation containers and barrels of 225-500 liters; batches of each vine are processed individually; fermentation and maceration takes 28-30 days; cold maceration. The yeast is wild. Alcoholic and apple milk fermentation in barrels; wine is actively beaten to protect it and drastically reduce the amount of SO2. Matured for 18 months in
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    Reserve Durand Sancerre 750ml

    Reserve Durand Sancerre 750ml

    $18.99 Wonderful fragrance with white flowers and fruity aromas. On the palate it reveals freshness that is pure and pure. Citrus, apple and currant notes with passion fruit tones are found in this wine alive and brilliant. Incredible value. An excellent aperitif that also blends perfectly with fish, seafood and some white dishes. A classic combination with any kind of goat cheese. For generations, Sancerra's hillside vineyards have been home to some of the world's largest Sauvignon Blanc. Durand
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    Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml

    Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml

    $12.99 Wide and muscular but friendly and affordable to eat, our Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for scalding steaks. Generous aromas of black cherry and blackberry attract you and then, with each swirl and sip, reveal complex traces of mocha, aniseed, tamari and mineral, plus an appetizing touch of smoke. Well structured tannins give this wine a base for daring food flavors, as well as a plush texture that carries rich, dark fruity flavors through a persistent finish. The multi-layered
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How to find good cheap wine

In a world that boasts shelves for cheap wine, it can undeniably be overwhelming and, frankly, a little confusing when it comes to choosing a bottle that fits your price range and that tastes really good. Wine, like good coffee and fine chocolate, is valued in higher monetary terms than other common products. Buying these super cheap products will definitely leave you waking up with a hangover the next morning, or lead to a coffee headache in the middle of the afternoon. Taking advantage of modest customer trends as well as the concentration of domestic and foreign vineyards in mass production, there is in fact a wide range of easy to drink grapes and not too sweet, all at bargain prices. Check out the tips and tricks on how to approach the purchase of cheap wine that even the wine snobs will enjoy.

Avoid Expensive Wine Regions

If you find a bottle for less than $10 from a region known for its good bottles, which cost on average more than $20, put the bottle down and move away slowly. It is highly unlikely that the $10 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon you are holding is that rough diamond. In fact, it’s probably full of sugar and the minimum amount of Napa grapes needed to put the Napa name on the label in the first place. Don’t waste your time with cheap wines from expensive wine regions.

Choose White wines instead of Reds

Generally, if you’re looking for a satisfying cheap wine, your palate will be much happier if you spend $10 on a bottle of white wine than $10 on a bottle of red wine. This is because red wine takes much longer and a lot more money at the end of the vineyard to eventually qualify, which means that the cheaper a bottle of red wine is, the worse it will be. Unlike red wine, white wine is not meant to last long and is usually used on the fruit side when the grapes are still young (except, of course, for nutmeg and chardonnay, which are dry white by nature). However, for the sake of spending, you will get more bang for a dollar on white than red. Since many white wines never see oak and spend very little time from the grapes to the glass – compared to red wines, which can age over the years – they are much more likely to find a quality white wine for less than $10. Especially if you are looking for something light, bright and refreshing. Wine is cheaper because you don’t pay for the time you spend doing it – because someone has to help cover the cost of this winery.

Look for less expensive labels from well-known wineries

There is an exception to the rule about wine regions: sometimes a famous producer in a prestigious region will have several labels on his wine offer. As with many brands, you will often find a premium label next to what offers good cheap champagne and other wines. You should also pay attention to sales and special prices for premium wines. A little bargain hunting can really be worth it.

Check the name & region closely

What is a wine name? Basically, the name tells you where the individual wine grapes were grown. For example, champagne is a place in France and the only place in the world where champagne can be produced. In addition, the name can be a specific description of a place where wine is grown, like the Napa Valley merlot. These geographical characteristics are regulated by law and applied to ensure that what is listed corresponds to what is in the wine bottle. But the more important, the more precise the name, the better the wine. When looking for a bottle of wine in a wine store, do not forget to see the name of the wine; if the label does not have a precise or vague geographical description, you can buy a bottle filled with cheap grape fillings, and this will not leave a good taste in your mouth.

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