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Aug 26, 2006 07:46 PM

Screw top wines

I can't use my cork screw for a little while so I need wines with screw tops. I like Zinfandel, Syrah and some Chardonnays. I tried Bonny Doon's Big House Red and really liked it. I'd like to keep the price under $20 as it will be for everyday drinking. I usually share the more expensive wines with friends or DH and they can open the bottle. Thanks

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  1. Many (most?) wines from New Zealand and, increasingly, Australia are screw-capped these days. A 2004 Kumeu River was a standout in a recent tasting of New World chards. Have been hearing good things about NZ syrahs too (my two encounters to date were positive but both were above your price limit). And of course many NZ sauvignon blancs and pinot noirs are excellent and good buys to boot.

    1. Quite a few Gruner Veltliners under $20 are screw-capped. There's another thread up right now where Polar Bear mentions a few.

      1. Check out the White Knot Chardonnay: absolutely the coolest and most efficient wine topper that I've encountered. I don't see corks or screw-tops out-performing this.

        1. The Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc is very nice. I got a case wholesale but i imagine you can get it is the stores for around 12-15 a bottle. The quaility of this wine is helping me get over my reservations about screw-top bottles, which was a silly hang up anyway.