By John ~ September 5th, 2008.
As gas prices climb higher and higher and your employer balks at that long-overdue pay raise, have you started looking for wines on sale at reasonable prices? Sure you have, but remember there is a big difference between a cheap wine and a bargain wine.
A wine is only a bargain if it’s a good wine yet its price is much less than wines of similar quality. We believe that a wine is a super bargain only if it is of excellent quality (4-star quality or higher) and its price is less than or equal to one-half of wines of the same varietal and the same quality level (5 bangs-for-your-buck).
Out of the thousands of wines we have tasted over the years, below is a list of those super bargain wines with a price less than or equal to $10. We have listed the vintage that established this wine as a super bargain for us (and the price we paid for it at that time), but we believe you can confidently purchase their current vintage and expect an excellent wine drinking experience.
|2000||Columbia Crest Gr Est||Washington||Cab Sauv||$8.00||5||5|
|2004||Castle Rock||Washington||Cab Sauv||$8.00||4||5|
|2005||Concannon Central Coast||California||Cab Sauv||$9.00||4||5|
|2005||Columbia Crest Gr Est||Washington||Merlot||$9.00||4||5|
|2004||Penfolds Koonunga Hill||AUSTRALIA||Shiraz-Cab||$7.99||4||5|
|2005||Milton Park (Thorn-Clarke)||AUSTRALIA||Shiraz||$6.99||4||5|
|2003||Columbia Crest Two Vines||Washington||Shiraz||$6.67||4||5|
|2007||Nobilo Reg Collection
|NEW ZEALAND||Sauv Blanc||$8.75||4||5|
|2006||Matua Valley Marlborough||NEW ZEALAND||Sauv Blanc||$7.99||4||5|
|2005||Michele Chiarlo Nivole||ITALY||Moscato d’Asti||$9.95||4||5|
|NV||Jonesy Old Tawny Port||AUSTRALIA||Port||$7.99||4||5|
|NV||Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava||SPAIN||Sparkling Wine||$9.09||4.5||5|
In the coming months, we will give you similar lists of super bargain wines at varying price levels.
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