Something to Wine About: Cheap and easy vinos to enjoy

Just since it’s a Monday night at home with a book, or binge examination Downton Abbey, shouldn’t meant you have to settle for subpar wine. You can be careful and still enjoy good vino. Here are some of my new finds.


Cercius 2014

I was holding onto this booze to embody in an essay about when it’s worth it to spend a bit some-more on a bottle.

Then we checked the price. Wow.

Coming in at under $15, this is a Cotes Du Rhone that drinks way above its cost point. Crowd-pleasingly delicious, this booze is clean, rich, round, fruity and smooth. It’s fermented in concrete, and the outcome is awesome.

Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Hovering around the $10 mark, this booze is middle bodied and a bit lighter than some cabs. This elementary booze is smooth, has dim fruit, good structure and a pleasing finish. It also has an superb label, so it’s a good booze to batch up on if you need one to squeeze and go to a last-minute cooking or barbeque.

Cigar Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

Coming in at just around $15, this booze has a abounding nose of red and dim fruit. On the palate, palatable fruit blends seamlessly with abounding chocolate notes. Drinks like a some-more costly wine. A smashing booze to breeze down the day.

Lindeman’s bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

At just about $10, this Cabernet from Australia is a superb buy. Be wakeful this is not a very dry cab. we found it to be semi-dry. It’s not sweet, but we can see this being a gateway red for booze drinkers just starting to pierce divided from honeyed wines.

Because we frequency like wines that aren’t very dry, this super-smooth booze was a acquire exception. A well-crafted provide you can means any time.


Quinta de Paços 2016 Casa de Paços Rosé (Vinho Verde)

This is a very opposite rosé than its Cote de Provence counterparts. It’s darker in color, richer in season and off-dry. Very fruity with tender strawberry notes, this booze immediately reminded me of sangria.

I enjoyed it as it was, but couldn’t help meditative how over ice — we know, routinely blasphemous — with a couple of apple and orange slices, and a blackberry garnish, this booze could simply rival sangria as a tasty party drink.

If you have booze drinkers that prefer the sweeter pinkish wines this could be the one to start bringing them over to the somewhat dryer side. A good buy at only $9 a bottle.


Quinta de Pacos ‘Casa do Capitao-Mor’ Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, 2015

Aromas of honeysuckle and lemon hail you. Flavors of peach, apricot and lemon turn out this smashing summer sipper.

This tasty booze has a somewhat aloft ethanol calm than many of the reduce ethanol vinho verdes I’ve tried in the past and distant some-more layered flavors.

For those not informed with this smashing form of wine, Vinho verde hails from Portugal. It is fruitier than pinot grigio, reduction assertive than sauvignon blanc, lighter than chardonnay, and one of the slightest costly wines on the shelf.

It is a good, crowd-pleasing wine, and coming in at only $10 you can means to batch up.

Tellus Chardonnay Umbria 2015

This unoaked chardonnay is fresh, dainty and clean. It comes in at just about $15. Would span good with light summer fare, like a salad, or just make for a lovely splash to enjoy outward on a prohibited day.

Linda Delmonico Prussen is a Long Island-based award-winning publisher ardent about all things wine.

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