Tag: Budget Friendly

Value Wine Picks: $20 and Under for 2020

If managing your budget is in your 2020 plans and you’d like to find some value wines to stock your cellar this year, here’s a list of great picks for $20 or less.

Summertime Grillin’ and Chillin’ with a Chilean

It’s a warm summer evening, and you have the grill fired up and your favorite tunes playing in the background. Check here for what wine you need to complete the scene.

Costco’s Kirkland Wines: Uncorked & Demystified

If you are looking for quality wines that offer excellent value and compelling pricing, it is worth considering Costco’s Kirkland brand of wines to add everyday favorites to your cellar.

Wining Out

Follow these tips to get the best wine value when dining out.

Crazy for Muscadet

When it hits wine o’clock in our household it’s usually still light out, and that means we’re pouring a crisp, vibrant white. The one we’ve been finding in our glass lately is Muscadet.

Discovering More Than Two Buck Chuck

A Trader Joe’s wine tasting has turned up a fantastic white, a surprising Brunello, two bargain-priced Amarones that are repeat buys, and two that are on the “do not call back” list.

The Baby Amarone

We can find any reason to celebrate with a bottle of wine. Today, we acknowledge Ferragosto, a national holiday in Italy that marks the start of its vacation period, spawns an array of local festivals, and sends Italians flocking to the beaches and mountains to celebrate. So,…

A White to Sip on this Summer

Tired of drinking the same ‘ole Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio during the dog days of summer? Break out of the rut and try a fresh, crisp Verdicchio. A dry Italian white, Verdicchio features bright citrus. Think lemon curd.

The Light and Dark Side of Pinot

We recently took a group ski trip to Mount Bachelor, which is outside of Bend, Oregon. Sadly, we just didn’t have time to add on a side trip to the Willamette Valley, but we did manage a pit stop at Safeway to grab a…

Move Over Dear

Yes, today is National Drink Wine Day. But as the cartoon so eloquently indicates, isn’t every day? So rather than talk about the “holiday,” let’s pour a glass and toast. I think tonight is going to be a Rhone sort of night. I love…