i've been a fan of codorniu pinot noir cava: lovely taste that never went sweet as the glass warmed up (gotta love the pinot noir). my gripe is that i've been buying this wine for $10. my discount wine store has just jacked up the price (connecticut) to $16.99. what gives? foreign currency translation (euro/dollar)? supply/demand?? price gouging???
can anyone recommend a reasonable substitute in the $10-14 range?
thanks in advance.
i purchased a known quantity, chandon's california rose, and something new to me, a rose cuvee brut from italy's carpene malvolti. the italian sparkler came in around $11. i'll pair these guys off over the weekend and report back. please provide alternatives as you think of them.
the dollar vs euro gap has been and will continue to be a problem for wine buyers and has been commented on over the last couple of years by various wine publications. that said, a $7 jump sure smacks of gouging. you can do a form of prce check by using some of the internet buying services.