Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Dependable Value Wines

I refuse to be a wine snob. I believe people should drink whatever they enjoy...whether expensive or not...from a respected French chateau or a more humble Texas producer.  (I reserve the right to turn my nose up at sweet pink white Zinfandels though...sorry.)

That said, it's always nice to have your opinions reinforced by a "best of" list.  Especially when the list is made up of quite a few bargains.  Back in October, The Dallas Morning News celebrated five years of its wine panel with a collection of its favorites.  Here are several that we agree on.  They are well worth checking out. (Plus check out this list of bubblies I posted a couple of weeks ago.)
  • Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec: This Argentinian gem is bold and a versatile pairing with many foods. Check out the winery's other options, including a red blend and a white blend, as well...they are all delicious.
  • Borsao Granacha: Spain produces lots of delicious wine bargains, including this one.  It's spicy and also a versatile pairing.  How about an Italian cross-border pairing with pizza?
  • Belle Glos Pinot Noir: The Melomi bottling is a good value at around $20, but I've been known to splurge on their more expensive products as well.

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