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Talking about remarkable wines that pair nicely with your wallet! Because we like to keep it cheap but excellent.

Talking about remarkable wines that pair nicely with your wallet! Because we like to keep it cheap but excellent.

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Talking about remarkable wines that pair nicely with your wallet! Because we like to keep it cheap but excellent.

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English

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Episodes

Flora and Stone Merlot - The Return Of Merlot?

8/1/2021
Flora and Stone Merlot - The Return Of Merlot? This is a $6.99 non-vintage wine from ALDI. From 1990 to 2010, Merlot rivaled Cabernet Sauvignon as the top-selling Red wine in America. But that was then, and this is now. They grow more Pinot Gris/Grigio in California than Merlot (as of 2018) So, Merlot bargains can be had. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details.

Duration:00:06:09

223 Grenache 2020 - A Tasty & Cheap French Red

7/29/2021
223 Grenache 2020 - A Tasty & Cheap French Red Ok, here are the details. $6.99 @Trader Joe's but $13 to $16 in Europe. A Vin de Pays d'Oc wine from vineyards around a single village in the Languedoc. Grenache is a Cheapwinefinder secret to quality value-priced Red wine. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the information!

Duration:00:06:20

RSVP Brut Sparkling Wine in 2021-TJ's $7 Champagne-Style Summer Bubbly

7/26/2021
RSVP Brut Sparkling Wine in 2021-TJ's $7 Champagne-Style Summer Bubbly A California Traditional Method Champagne-Style Bubbly for $6.99? Does it taste good? Yes! A real Champagne bottle and a real cork? Yes! But, at $6.99, none of the fancy Champagne marketing stuff. Stick it in an ice bucket, pour it into a popsicle mold, make Champagne-style cocktails. Have fun!!! Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details

Duration:00:06:40

Crossbow Carneros Pinot Noir 2018 - $45 going for $15?

7/22/2021
Crossbow Carneros Pinot Noir 2018 - $45 going for $15? Normally we talk about a $10 wine that tastes like $20. But with the Crossbow Pinot is a $45 wine that tastes like a $45 wine but is on sale for $15. Even if you are not a Pinot Noir fan, it is hard to pass up a deal like that. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details.

Duration:00:06:14

Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay 2019 - The Best Cheap Chardonnay?

7/20/2021
Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay 2019 - The Best Cheap Chardonnay? Here is one of the weird things about writing about affordable wine. A $100 wine that brings it is like, well, of course, it costs $100. A $3.99 wine that brings it is a revelation! Is that wrong? Rocking it cheap should be shouted from the roof-tops. This is a $3.99 Chardonnay that kicks ass! Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details

Duration:00:06:52

Cocobon Roasted Oak Red Blend - Would Wood Make A Difference?

7/17/2021
Cocobon Roasted Oak Red Blend - Would Wood Make A Difference? A Red Blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah aged "on" toasted French oak. $6.99 at Trader Joe's, but available elsewhere for around the same price. There are 3 Cocobon Red Blend wines; this is where the winemaker shows off their oak integration skills. It is a recipe wine, but it is a good recipe. No expression of the vineyards, more the winemaker having some fun. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details.

Duration:00:07:03

Slim Vine Light Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - TJ's Low Calorie, No Sugar, Low Alcohol Wine

7/15/2021
Slim Vine Light Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - TJ's Low Calorie, No Sugar, Low Alcohol Wine A Trader Joe's $6.99 Fitness wine!!! We reviewed the ALDI Don't Mind If I Did Sau Blanc a few weeks ago, and the Trader Joe's wine is very similar and a dollar cheaper. Both wines are close to Scheid Vineyards Sunny With A Chance Of Flower Sauvignon Blanc. There may well be a family resemblance, how close, I am not sure, but these wines seem to be made the same way. Check out www. cheapwinefinder.com for...

Duration:00:06:19

Rosé-Vous? 2020 - $6 ALDI Wine...Drink Like The French Do!

7/12/2021
Rosé-Vous? 2020 - $6 ALDI Wine...Drink Like The French Do! Would you offer a $5.99 ALDI Rosé to pair for your next meal? The French would in a heartbeat. Rosé-Vous translates to Rosé Y'all. It tastes great, is, well, cheap, and is French. Everyday French wine is supposed to be inexpensive. You can not have wine for every lunch and dinner and expect folks to spend $20 bucks a bottle. That is how the French wine culture works. It does not fit the average budget. But, ALDI, cheap wine...

Duration:00:06:35

Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - A 93 pt Value-Priced Cab

7/10/2021
Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - A 93 pt Value-Priced Cab This is a wine from House of Smith wines, you may know them by Charles Smith wines, you know, Kung Fu Girl Reisling, Boom Boom Syrah, a whole line of value-priced wines that rocked. He sold those wines and started House of Smith and still is bringing outstanding value. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon that I found for $12.99 and received 93 points from THE leading wine critic. This is a seriously good Cab Sauv not just a good...

Duration:00:05:58

Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 - Affordable, Interesting, Whimsical, Excellent

7/7/2021
Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 - Affordable, Interesting, Whimsical, Excellent Ok, students...today's lesson is California Chardonnay. No, not the oak barrel Chardonnay, unoaked Chardonnay. The Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 is one of the original unoaked Chardonnay. It sees no oak, no "on lees" (check out www,cheapwinefinder.com to see what that is all about). But it does undergo malolactic fermentation. Check out the review on www,cheapwinefinder.com to understand why that...

Duration:00:06:32

Tabor Hill Blueberry Demi-Sec - Fruit Wine With A Difference.

7/5/2021
Tabor Hill Blueberry Demi-Sec - Fruit Wine With A Difference. I am from Chicago, so I knew a few things about Michigan wine. They used to have a Chicago Tasting event every year, and each year the wine got better and better. I was a fan, but I didn't know anything about fruit wine. Southwest Michigan supplies fruit to Chicago at harvest, so I knew the quality of Michigan fruit but never tried the fruit wine. It turns out I was really missing something; check out www.cheapwinefinder.com...

Duration:00:06:36

Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir 2019 - A Value Priced Taste Of Oregon

7/2/2021
Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir 2019 - A Value Priced Taste Of Oregon This a $17 wine on Firesteed's website or an $11.99 wine at Trader Joe's. The label also says Oregon rather than Willamette Valley. Are these warning signs? Nope, it tastes great; a classic Pinot Noir produced in the Burgundian style. Is that a good thing? Oh, Yeah!!! Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details

Duration:00:06:31

Bear Bros Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - An Inexpensive But Interesting ALDI Sauv Blanc

6/29/2021
Bear Bros Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - An Inexpensive But Interesting ALDI Sauv Blanc Covid has completely messed up wine in 2021. Shutdowns have closed wineries and disrupted distribution. The Bear Bros Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a rare new release. I expect an avalanche of wine in the fall, but every new wine is greatly appreciated for now. So enjoy the podcast and check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details!!

Duration:00:06:21

Le Grand Verre 2020 - Boutique Single Serving Bottle French Wines

6/26/2021
Le Grand Verre 2020 - Boutique Single Serving Bottle French Wines Single serving, double glass unbreakable 6.3-ounce bottles (a standard pour is 5 ounces) French Boutique Estate wines... organic Chardonnay and Rosé from a female winemaker in the Languedoc. Small estate Rosé from Bandol in Provence. Cru Bordeaux Red from the Hait-Medoc. These are not your typical single-serve wines. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details!

Duration:00:07:53

Decoy Brut Cuvée - The Perfect July 4th Bubbly

6/23/2021
Decoy Brut Cuvée - The Perfect July 4th Bubbly Decoy was once Duckhorn Vineyards 2nd label; while still a part of the Duckhorn family, it is now its own brand. The Decoy Brut Cuvée is in its first year of release. A brand new Bubbly, and it is delicious. They use Napa Valley oak barrel fermented and aged Chardonnay for the dosage. Dosage is where they top off the bottles of Bubbly and bring the wine to the chosen sweetness level. Using high-end Napa Chardonnay might be the Decoy Brut...

Duration:00:07:04

High Guard Chardonnay 2019 - TJ's $6.99 Tuesday Night Chardonnay

6/20/2021
High Guard Chardonnay 2019 - TJ's $6.99 Tuesday Night Chardonnay Can $6.99 get you a tasty wine with quality oak barrel flavors? Yes, it can! Ain't Trader Joe's great? $6.99 barely gets you a passable cup of coffee, and Trader Joe's is rocking a quality Chardonnay. We are living in extraordinary times where good wine is cheaper than so-so coffee. Please do not mess it up!!!! Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for the details

Duration:00:06:28

African Hills Cape Town Sauvignon Rosé 2020 - ALDI Sauvignon Blanc Rosé?

6/18/2021
African Hills Cape Town Sauvignon Rosé 2020 - ALDI Sauvignon Blanc Rosé? Would a Rosé by any other name taste just as sweet? Yeah, I am stealing from Shakespeare? He won't tell. Check out the www.cheapwinefinder.com review for all the details. Is this a fancy Rosé? Or is this a Sauvignon Blanc from Cape Town, South Africa mixed with just enough Cabernet Sauvignon to turn the wine pink? Probably, but it is $6.99 at ALDI, so complaining won't do you much good. Cape Town Sauvignon...

Duration:00:06:35

Evodia Garnacha 2018 - An Excellent, Classy, Spanish Budget Red

6/15/2021
Ok, this is an easy one. A Cheapwinefinder tip is to drink Garnacha. Grenache wine. Another Cheapwinefinder tip is to follow the Importer. This wine pushes both of those buttons, Check out www. cheapwinefinder.com for all the details.

Duration:00:06:32

Studio By Miraval Rosé 2020 - Budget Friendly Rosé From Brad & Angelina

6/14/2021
Studio By Miraval Rosé 2020 - Budget-Friendly Rosé From Brad & Angelina A wine from the south of France and not a Provence wine? Yes, this is a taste of the south of France Rosé. But with Miraval's winemaker. Maybe not AOC estate grapes; this is an IGP wine, but with a top-notch winemaker. Good winemakers make good wine. It is a wine fact. Check out www. cheapwinefinder.com for all the details.

Duration:00:07:14

Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio 2020 - TJ's Italian Summer Cooler

6/8/2021
Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio 2020 - TJ's Italian Summer Cooler $5.99 from Trader Joe's, it is a DOC wine from the Delle Venzie region of northeast Italy. Alto Adige is the most famous and pricey Pinot Grigio region in Italy, and Delle Venzie is just south of there. This is a summer cooler, a wine that you can serve fresh from the refrigerator. Serving most wines too cold is not good; the cold masks the flavors and the aromas. You will miss half of what an expensive wine has...

Duration:00:06:20