Cork 101— What wines are undervalued?

Our challenge this issue for our wine guys was to select wines that they thought were “undervalued.” That turned out to be an ambiguous term, or one that has wide latitude for those in the wine biz. Some chose inexpensive wines–well under $20–that deliver tastes and textures more commonly found in more premium-priced wines. Others chose wines most casual...

Cork 101: Holiday Picks

For many, the seemingly mundane task of picking out an inexpensive but good wine for a party is fraught with worry. Choosing an extravagant bottle for a special occasion can bring on heart palpitations! How little can we spend and still bring to that big party something that will make us look cool or knowledgeable? If we splurge a...

Party Wines

The date is set, the guest list is done, food seemed to be the most difficult but you have it figured out. And then you think, what about the wine? You need a case or two and want a good white and red wine but you have to stay in a reasonable budget. You have invited a close group of...

6 Wines Under $12

It’s not easy choosing wines for holiday events because seemingly every menu is completely different—both at home and away. As guests at others’ dinner tables, we’re on the hot seat to make a choice that will match our host’s spread, so we want to get it right. Well fear not, dear foodie, we've assembled a crack team of oenophiles to guide you toward...

6 White Wines Under $12

Vintage when used to refer to the quality of a particular year is always a source of debate and, ultimately, subjectivity. Often, too much is said about vintage, especially when it comes to value white wines. The single most important thing about vintage in a value white wine is youth! One should never even consider buying a value white wine...

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