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Paxis Red Blend, 2016Lisboa, Portugal, $12.99/$9.9912.5% alcohol by volumePaxis Red Blend is a very good, medium-body wine with a name and label...

Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec, 2018 Mendoza, Argentina, $18.99/$14.99 14.5% alcohol by volumeDomaine Bousquet’s Reserve Malbec is a soft, medium...

Raise Your Glass: Bread and butter by the bottle

12/3/19

Bread & Butter Pinot Noir, 2016 California, $15.99/$10.99 13.5% alcohol by volumeBread & Butter Pinot Noir is a juicy wine packed with red...

Famille Hugel, 2017Cuvee Les Amours, Pinot Blanc $14.99/$11.99Trimbach 2017Pinot Blanc, $15.99/$12.99Alsace, France13% alcohol by volumeBoth of...

Colossal Reserva, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal, $13.99/$10.99 14% alcohol by volumeColossal Reserva is an award-winning red wine that’s full of plum and...

1000 StoriesZinfandel, 2017, Batch 056California, $17.99/$15.9915.5% alcohol by volumeThis juicy, bourbon-barrel-aged red wine is an excellent...

Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc, 2018 California, $12.99/$9.99 13.9% alcohol by volume Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc is a wine for all seasons, unlike other...

Band of Roses Rosé, 2018 Washington State, $12.99/$10.99 12.5% alcohol by volumeFall is the time for rosé — well, so are summer, spring and even...

FiresteedPinot Gris, 2018Willamette Valley, Oregon$15.99/$10.9913.5% alcohol by volumeFiresteed Pinot Gris is full of melon and citrus flavors that...

Sterling VineyardsNapa Valley, CaliforniaChardonnay, 2015$19.99/$9.99Alcohol by volume 14.5%After decades of corporate neglect and a slide in...

Broadbent Vinho VerdePortugal, $12/$10Alcohol by volume 9%During the summer of 2002, I discovered Vinho Verde and found it to be the quintessential...

Chloe Rose, 2018Central Coast, California$14.99/$10.99Alcohol by volume 13%Chloe Rosé is a crisp, well-balanced wine with flavors and aromas of...

Prisma Sauvignon Blanc, 2017Casablanca Valley, Chile, $11.99Alcohol Content 13%Prisma, which is Spanish for “prism,” is a good representative of...

Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend, 2017 California, $10.99 Alcohol content 13.5%Apothic Red is not some small-batch, hand-crafted boutique wine. It’s a...

Fess Parker Marcella’s 2016 White Wine Santa Barbara County, California, $15.99 Alcohol by volume, 14.1%Fess Parker Marcella’s is a bright, fresh...

Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay, 2017 Mendoza, Argentina $13.99/$10.99 on sale Alcohol content: 13%Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay is a refreshing wine...

Josh Cellars Rose, 2017, California, $14.99/$12.99 on sale Alcohol Content, 12.5%Josh Rosé is a gateway wine, perfect for breaking away from cold...

Moulin de GassacGuilhem Red, 2017France/Languedoc, $10.99Alcohol content: 13%Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Red, a soft, delicate wine with flavors and...

Kendall-JacksonVintner’s ReserveChardonnay, 2017California, $14.99 (Sale $10.95)Alcohol content 13.5 percentKendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve...

BonterraCabernet Sauvignon, 2016California, $15.99Alcohol 13.8 percentBonterra Cabernet Sauvignon is not only a very fine, complex red wine with...

SolaPinot Noir, 2017California, $13.99Alcohol content 13.5 percentWinemakers often will add oak chips, oak powder or oak staves to wine aging in...

A to Z WineworksChardonnay 2016Newberg, Willamette Valley, Oregon, $16.99Alcohol content 13 percentThe 2016 A to Z Oregon Chardonnay is a well...

Bodegas NaiaNaia Verdejo, 2015La Seca, Rueda region, Spain, $14.9913.5 percent alcoholStarted in 2002, Bodegas Naia had a straightforward purpose...

FarmhouseCalifornia Red Wine, 2017Sonoma County, $11.99Alcohol Content, 13.5 percentThe reasonably-priced Farmhouse red first came to my attention...

Anna de Codorniu Blanc de BlancsCava Brut ReservaCatalonia, Spain, $15.99Alcohol content 11.5 percentSparkling wines are terrific year round, not...

Famille PerrinCotes du Rhone, Reserve, RougeRhone Valley, France, 2016, $13.9913.5 percent alcoholFamille Perrin’s Cotes du Rhone Reserve, Rouge...

Rodney Strong ChardonnaySonoma County, 2016Healdsburg, Calif., $12.9913.5 percent alcoholRodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay is lightly oaked...

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WinerySiena — Red Wine Blend, 2015Sonoma County, California, $18.99Alcohol, 14.5 percentFerrari-Carano 25th...

LayaRed Blend, 2016Almansa, Spain, $10.9914.5 percent alcoholLaya, a rich, red wine with aromas and flavors of black fruit and berries, is made...

Alamos Malbec Has Improved With Time

10/2/18

AlamosMalbec, 2017Mendoza, Argentina, $12.9913 percent alcoholAlamos malbec is a fall wine, a dark, rich drink well-suited to round out autumn’s...

Chalone Gavilan Chardonnay, 2014 Soledad, Calif., $20 14.2 percent alcohol Gavilan Chardonnay is a distinctive golden-colored Burgundy-style wine...

Box Wines3L or four bottles$20 -$30 rangeI used to think of wine sold in boxes as a byproduct of oversupply, cheap plonk that at best would give...

Oyster BayChardonnay, 2017Marlborough, New Zealand, $1513 percent alcoholOyster Bay Chardonnay, a light wine with delicate fruit flavors, is better...

Arrogant FrogPinot Noir, 2016Languedoc, France, $9.99Alcohol 13.5 percentAward-winning French winemaker Jean-Claude Mas has a good sense of humor...

ApothicRosé, 2017California, $10Alcohol 12.5 percentIf you’re looking for something boring and pretentious this summer, then Apothic Rosé is not...

Marques de CaceresVerdejo, 2016Rueda, Spain, $8.99Alcohol 13.5 percentMarques de Caceres Verdejo de Rueda is an excellent, refreshing summer wine...

Chateau Ste. MichelleSauvignon Blanc, 2016Columbia Valley, Washington, $1213 percent alcoholChateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and...

De Proprio Gravitas, 2014White Wine blendSanta Cruz, California, $1613.5 percent alcoholDe Proprio Gravitas is a Bordeaux-style blend with...

Lila Rose, Provence, France, $11.99/ 4 pack, 12 percent alcoholBollicini, Sparkling Cuvee, Fidenza, Italy, $10.99/4 pack, 11 percent...

90+CellarsRose Lot 33, 2017Languedoc, France1.5 liters, $17.9913 percent alcoholThe light and refreshing Lot 33 Rosé from 90+Cellars is so good...

Gnarly HeadAuthentic Black, 2014Lodi, California, $12.99Alcohol 14.5 percentEven though temperatures are warming, there’s still a place this summer...

Tiefenbrunner, Pinot Grigio, 2016Alcohol 13.5 percentEntiklar, South Tyrol, Italy, $15 I’ve have never been to South Tyrol, an autonomous province...

Simi Chardonnay, 2016Alcohol content 13.5 percentSonoma County, Calif., $15Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay, a complex wine full of citrus and vanilla...

ColosiBianco, 2015Sicily, $8.99Alcohol 12.5 percentIn the not-too-distant past, Sicilian wines weren’t very good, and in some cases they were awful...

El CotoCrianza 2014Rioja, Spain, $13.99Alcohol: 13 percentSingle varietal wines from Rioja used to be hard to find and expensive. Recently, such...

Louis JadotMacon-VillagesChardonnay, 2016, $12.99Macon, Burgundy, France12.5 percent alcoholIf I were forced to drink only one inexpensive white...

Clos La Coutale, 2015Red Wine BlendAlcohol Content, 13.5 percentCahors, France, $13.99I’ve been a fan of Malbec from Argentina for many years, but...

Cycles GladiatorPetite Sirah, 201514.7 percent alcohol contentCentral Coast, California, $13.99When it comes to wine labels, I’m pretty...

Don Miguel GasconMalbec, 201613.8 percent alcoholMendoza, Argentina, $15.99Malbec, the signature red wine of Argentina, is well-suited for winter...

Gruet BrutAlbuquerque, N.M., $18.99I’m looking forward to raising a glass to bring in 2018, and I’ve spent some time looking for the right...

RuffinoSparkling (Prosecco) RoséNortheastern Italy, $14.99Sparkling rosé seems to lend itself to festive and holiday occasions. After all, it’s...

Wine Benefits From Renewed Focus on Vines

11/28/17

William Hill Estate WineryNorth Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015Lake County, California, $18William Hill Estate’s North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is...

Montes Limited SelectionPinot Noir, 2014Aconcagua Coast, Chile. $11.99There are a number of wines — reds, whites and rosés — that go well with the...

Matua Pinot Noir, 2014 Marlborough, New Zealand, $15.99In the past, I’ve written about the excellent Pinot Noir being produced in New Zealand...

Weingut SteiningerGruner Veltliner, Kamptal, 2015Langenlois, Austria, $15Weingut Steininger’s Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, is a light, dry white wine...

Ecco DomaniPinot Grigio, 2016Venezie, Italy, $12For years, I had been reluctant to try Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, and I’m sorry to say I was...

MontebuenaRed Wine, Cuvee KPF, 2014Labastida, Rioja, Spain, $11.99There is little argument that some of Spain’s best red wines come from the Rioja...

Arca NovaWhite Vinho Verde, 2016Vinho Verde, Portugal, $10.99I know the rules. I was raised in the South where it’s written into the legal codes...

Chateau SouverainSauvignon Blanc, 2015California, $11.99For some long-forgotten reason, I developed a bias a while ago against Chateau Souverain...

RiojanaRosé, 2016La Rioja, Argentina, $6.99Not only is Riojana rosé a very good wine that sells for an incredibly low price, but it is also a wine...

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