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Oct 30, 2013 04:47 PM

Everyday Budget Wines Under $15

Sorry if there's been a thread before.

What have been your recent discoveries that shouldn't be too hard to find?

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  1. Two Italian whites, both of which were marked down from over $20 to $7.99 and $8.99, respectively:

    Altadonna Grillo
    Colleviete Falerio

    Both are lovely and super-drinkable. Excellent with cheese.

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    1. re: linguafood

      Would you describe them as sweet? Dry?

      1. re: harken banks

        They are both dry wines -- I'm not a fan of sweet wines.

        The Grillo is a Sicilian variety with a very intense bouquet and flavors of apricot and other ripe stone fruit.

        The Falerio has more tropical notes of banana and peach.

        1. re: linguafood

          Do you mean Il Conte Villa instead of Colleviete?

            1. re: linguafood

              I Googled Colleviete Falerio and the only mention of that anywhere was this thread. So, something is wrong with what you've written.

              Edited to Add:

              Found it! You left out the winery name.
              It is Cantine della Marca Falerio. The vineyard designate is "Collevite." From Les Marches, Italy.

              1. re: maria lorraine

                Glad you found it. It really is a very nice wine.

    2. Just about any Oregon Pinot Gris.

        1. Recently at Whole Foods: Donnafugata Anthilia 2012, $9.99, a wonderfully minerally ansonica from Sicily. Also from Italy, a Corte Majoli Valpolicella 2011 from Tezza. Lovely bitter cherry.

          1. I'm sure that we could all shout out a lot of names, but it would be helpful if you could let us know what KIND of wines you like, and possibly what area of the planet you live in . . . no point recommending wines you can't find in your area.

            Even wines like Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay or Lindemans Bin 65 will be hard to find in some places, while being ubiquitous in others . . . .

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            1. re: zin1953

              I thought it would be helpful for anyone.

              For instance, I tried this the other night and it was very drinkable and only $9 bucks.

              1. re: Scoutmaster

                And there is no way of telling how anyone else could get this wine. House Wine is not a very googlable name. There is no winery name in the picture. You haven't told us where it was purchased.

                  1. re: wally

                    Interesting. When I enter House Wine in Google, it's the 3rd link. Sorry it doesn't work for you.

                    It really doesn't matter where it was purchased or the name of the winery. I wouldn't expect anyone to go on a "search" for a $9 bottle of wine. However, if someone is standing in the red wine isle and trying to decide what to get, they might think to themselves "oh yeah, I saw that on Chowhound and someone mentioned it was decent. I think I'll give it a try."

                    1. re: Scoutmaster

                      Google "personalizes" results (unless you disable that), so your results may have no relation to what anyone else does.

                  2. re: Scoutmaster

                    Any wine I'd recommend, you couldn't get.
                    And I can tell that without looking up where you're from.

                    ... now, can you guess where I'm from? (hint: not europe)

                    1. re: Chowrin

                      It has to be either Mars, New Zealand or Australia.

                      Probably New Zealand or Australia. I don't think the soil on Mars is correct for grape vines.

                      1. re: collioure

                        Try Pennsylvania.
                        With the state liquor control board, anything that gets sold in state stores is automagically expensive (the good stuff runs over 15 a bottle).
                        There's a nice little loophole for wines not sold in stores, but you have to drive out into the middle of nowhere to find the good wineries (well, for under $15 a bottle!)