Category Archives: Cheap Wine

The Wine Curmudgeon’s Guide to Cheap Wine

Regular readers of this blog know my buddy, Jeff Siegel, aka The Wine Curmudgeon. We are co-founders of DrinkLocalWine.com, the website that became a movement (or at least anticipated one). Jeff is the Eugene Debs of wine consumers, always championing … Continue reading

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Wine’s Cornucopia: An Illusion?

Do you feel overwhelmed when shopping for wine? The sheer magnitude of choices is daunting. There are wallabies and penguins and rabbits, oh my! Do you prefer to go Barefoot or wear Flip Flops, socialize with Old Farts or Fat … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview WoW: Lello Tinto 2009, Douro, $8

This Wine of the Week is a real “WoW”! The Lello Tinto 2009 from Portugal’s magnificent Douro Valley is the best Douro wine I’ve tasted under $10. The 2009 is better even that previous vintages. If price has kept you … Continue reading

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Worth Reading This Week: Yes, Wine Enthusiast, there IS a Virginia!

Here’s what’s up this week in wine: Wine Enthusiast has discovered that Virginia is for Wine Lovers. The magazine has anointed the Old Dominion as one of the 10 best wine regions in the world to visit. Quite a coup, … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview Wine of the Week: This year’s best bargain bubbly

Let’s face it – there’s nothing like Champagne, but Champagne is expensive. Sometimes we want the celebration of bubbles without the expense. Luckily, there are any number of tasty, inexpensive sparkling wines made around the world that can serve the … Continue reading

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Worth Reading This Week: Has Beaujolais arrived? And more buzz for RdV …

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with lots of good food, fellowship and wine. Before the big day, I asked what you’d be drinking, and the favorite wine appears to be Pinot Noir, which garnered 18% of the votes, … Continue reading

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Cheap wine? Or snake oil?

Someone has declared war on wine. I think it’s the Tea Party. Or maybe it’s the “99 Percent.” I’m not sure who’s who these days. One salvo came from Slate, which was known for intelligent wine writing until a few … Continue reading

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Worth reading this week

In my continuing quest to come up with a regular pattern of posts that can make it easier to keep feeding this blog and also give you readers some consistency about what to expect when you visit, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Slammin’ Some Moscato …

“Moscato Madness” is in the air. The sweet, flowery fizzy wine is all the rage among casual wine drinkers, according to MarketWatch. And we’re not just talking about Moscato d’Asti, the benchmark of this style from Piemonte in Italy, which … Continue reading

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Wine News: Are We ‘Buying Up’ Again? Yet?

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Market Enforcement Branch saw a spike last year in the number of complaints filed by wine grape growers against buyers who couldn’t fulfill their contracts, the North Bay Business Journal reported this week.  … Continue reading

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