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davidandbess Dec 16, 2008 01:22 PM

hi, I don,t drink white wine but I'm looking to give gifts of the above to my clients
what would be a half decent white wine around $20 a bt

Regards D/B

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    BigWoodenSpoon Dec 16, 2008 02:16 PM

    You can definitely get a decent Sauvingon Blanc or Riesling for that price point.
    If you have a good wine shop in your area, ask them for recommendations.
    Many people would immediately go for a Chardonnay because they don't know
    the myraid of other options. I personally would rather drink a lovely French Viognier
    or Chablis, one of the many of the tasty German/Austrian/Alsace wines or a great Kerner
    from Alto Adige before I'd venture into Chard territory.

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      zin1953 Dec 16, 2008 02:20 PM

      Dear David and Bess --

      Why get a half decent bottle of white wine (or red, for that matter) when, for $20, you can get a more than [fully] decent botlte of wine? Don't sell yourself short! Wine needn't cost $193.25 to be good.

      Your best bet is to go into a local wine retailer with a solid reputation and ask THEM for advise. They will NOT steer you wrong . . .


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      1. re: zin1953
        davidandbess Dec 17, 2008 08:44 AM

        Jason, I did'nt really mean half a bottle, I meant it in the context of a decent bottle if you get my drift lol
        Thanks for the replies d/b

        1. re: davidandbess
          zin1953 Dec 17, 2008 03:35 PM

          Right! And I didn't mean a half bottle in the sense of a 375ml versus a 750ml. I mean you can get a WONDERFUL bottle of white wine for $20, so why settle for one that is only halfway decent???

      2. Chinon00 Dec 17, 2008 03:03 PM

        I just have to ask this question: what don't you find appealing about the white wines you had?


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          dinwiddie Dec 19, 2008 04:29 AM

          As usual, I agree with zin1953. You can get some very good, and not so common wines that way.

          However, if you are looking for some specific recommendations that meet your criteria and are realitvely easy to find almost anywhere are the most recent vintages of:

          Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc Sonoma County
          Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
          Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch
          St. Urbans-Hof Riesling QbA Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

          1. wineglas Dec 19, 2008 05:49 AM

            2006 Chateu Ste. Michelle "Canoe Ridge" Chardonnay
            2008 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
            2006 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc (harder to find)
            NV Sparkling Gloria Ferrer is always good especially this time a year

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