Chatting up the best and worst of cheap wines

I had fun yesterday taking a long lunch break from my day job to participate in the weekly online chat for The Washington Post’s Food section. My feature published that day on rating the best-selling U.S. wine brands inspired a lot of questions. We discussed the merits of oaked and unoaked chardonnay, cheap wine vs. not-so-cheap wine, and well, you get the idea.

Readers also asked about the best wines from the southern hemisphere (Argentine Chardonnay or South African Chenin Blanc, anyone?), the rise in alcohol levels, and why cheap imported wines are consistently better than domestics at the same price level.

No discussion of local wines really, though I managed to work in a Virginia Chardonnay. We’ll have to work on that for next time.

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About Dave McIntyre

Wine columnist for The Washington Post, co-founder of DrinkLocalWine.com, and blogger at Dave McIntyre's WineLine (dmwineline.com).
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2 Responses to Chatting up the best and worst of cheap wines

  1. Allen Clark says:

    Dave – Loved your descriptions of the “Not Recommended” chards and cabs. Must be nice to abandon the PC vocabulary and let ‘er rip once in a blue moon.

  2. Susan Pruett says:

    Nice but where did you lunch and eat???Susan

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