Sub $5.00 wines, 750ml
A couple of years ago I did a "sub $5.00 white wine "Shootout". I was looking for an inexpensive white that I could both cook with & drink. I only tasted 750ml bottles because I don't like to have an opened 1.5 ltr hanging around. I bought several bottles and this one, Conte Priola Pinot Grigio, won. The key to drinking this wine is don't serve it refrigerator cold. It tastes much better around 45-50 degrees. What's your favorite inexpensive wine for cooking and drinking?
Rex Goliath and most of the Australian chardonnays like yellowtail and lindemans fill the bill, reliable and often refreshing quaff
Used to be you could find quite interesting $5 cabs from Chile before they became popular. Used to be some good $5 rieslings from california...
.... I can't think of anything in the $5 range these days that's of any quality.
If someone on the board knows of one, they are probably keeping it to themselves...
I start to find drinkable wines at $10 and above, more at 15, more at 20, sort of exponential from 25-30 on...
But $5 for a bottle of wine of any quality? .... You'd be alot better off looking for great microbrew beers at that price range... why drink a lousy wine when you can drink a superb beer?
Locally I can get quite decent Portuguese and Spanish wines at $4 to $7. These are dry, European profile, balanced, but not the stuff memories are made of. Various labels. They accompany food and do that very well.
We might have something a bit fancier on the weekends.