Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good wine for under $10

Wine is one of my many vices, and although I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, I know good wine versus bad wine as soon as I smell it. When I sit down to have a glass of wine, I want to savor it - so, sometimes, I don't mind splurging on that glass or bottle of wine that's going to taste that much better. With that being said, when I find a wine that's inexpensive and of quality, I become one of the happiest (and drunkest) people on the planet.

Case in point: A few weeks ago, I was in my local liquor store, and a La Puerta representative was on-hand to pass out samples of their wines. Not being someone to pass up a free sample, I tried La Puerta's Chardonnay and was pleasantly surprised at the crisp, citrusy, and perfectly dry flavor. The price tag: $9.99 per bottle. I was sold.

Since that day, La Puerta has been my go-to wine for a number of occasions, and I recently tried their Cabernet Sauvignon, which is full-bodied and rich with cherry and oak flavors.

I definitely recommend La Puerta wine if you're looking to have something on hand throughout the week, or need a bottle to bring to an event/gathering.

What's your favorite, reasonably priced wine on the market right now?

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