So – we've established that y'all don't mind a tipple, and sommelier Belinda Chang dropped by 5@5 yesterday to share expert tips on sassing up an inexpensive bottle.
Commenters surprised us (as you often do), with staunch pro and con notions when it comes to more gently priced wines. So, today, we're asking:
Yes, that's crazily specific, but people reeeaaaaalllly have strong feelings on this topic. As always, pour out your feelings in the comments below, and while you're at it - share a few of your bargain faves.
We're generally Beaujolais drinkers – that blend of reds that's actually better the less it's aged and what you tend to get in France when you ask for the "house red." You can get excellent bottles of French Beaujolais for $7-$12. If we're drinking white, it depends on the sweetness level we want – usually more sweet if it's for guests who aren't into wine. You can get similarly cheap but fine-tasting dry German whites, cheap American or French Chardonnays for something a little sweeter, and excellent American Zinfandel blends that are sweet but not too sweet – all for less than $10.
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