I think you all know I am a wine lover. I drink a glass almost every night. It helps me unwind after a long day. Right now I have been in a major white mood but I also love red- I am equal opportunist when it comes to wine. The only wine I won’t touch is sweet wine- I can’t stand Rieslings and Moscatos.
I don’t think you need to spend a ton of money on a bottle of wine. As fast as I go thru a bottle I hate to spend alot of money. Don’t get me wrong some cheap bottles are nasty, real nasty. In my old age I have gotten picky about wine. It used to be I would drink any alcohol that was handed to me, but now I would rather not have a glass if it is cheapo wine. I swear the hangovers are worse from the really cheap ones- I will never drink two buck chuck again and I hate Rex Golith, I also dislike Yellow Tail and Barefoot Brands.
But there are some amazing wines out there all for under $15. Here are my top picks.
If you have any wines you love please share with me, I am always looking for new wines to try and add to my rotation!
Have a great weekend!
:: F O X G L O V E C H A R D O N N A Y ::
This is one of my all time favorite Chardonnays. I had it at a bridal shower and stalked the server to find out what type of wine it was. It is the perfect Chardonnay. Retails for about $13.50
:: S A I N T B R I S S A U V I G N O N B L A N C ::
This is a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc. So crisp and refreshing. Retails for $11.99. In Charlotte they sell it at Reids- not sure where to find it here.
:: C L O U D B R E A K P I N O T N O I R ::
In all honestly all the Cloud Break wines are good. I love the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc as well. I chose the red for this list because I feel like cheap good bottles of red are harder to come by than cheap whites. I blind tasted this pinot at my parents and thought it was one of their expensive bottles. It is so smooth. They carry this at Total Wine and it sells for $8.99
:: B R C O H E N C A B E R N E T S A U V I G N O N::
I have recently really gotten into cabs. I used to be a big Pinot girl, but now I love a good cab. This is one of my favorites. It retails for $14.99 at Cotsco.
:: C U P C A K E P R O S E C C O ::
For the price you can’t beat the Cupcake line. I love their Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay as well. This Prosecco is really good, retails for $11.99.
:: J O E L G O T T S A U V I G N O N B L A N C ::
Another great Sauvignon Blanc. If you can find this at Target or Walmart it is cheaper there. Usually retails for $11.99.
:: B U T T E R N U T C H A R D O N N A Y ::
I found this at Costco and buy it everytime I am there if it is in stock. It is a delicious Chardonnay. Retails for $13.99 at Costco.
:: T R A D E R J O E S G R A N D R E S E R V E P I N O T N O I R ::
I just tried this for the first time while I was home last week. My parents bought several bottles of it from Trader Joes they loved it so much. It was a perfect pinot. Retails for $9.99
:: F E R R A R I C A R A N O F U M E B L A N C ::
For any novices Fume Blanc is basically the same thing as Sauvignon Blanc. This one is light, crisp and not too sweet. A little dryer than a regular Sauvignon Blanc. I usually buy mine at Costco, retails for $11.99 there.
:: C O U R T N E Y B E N H A M L U C C A R E D W I N E ::
This is a red wine blend that one of the workers at Total Wine recommended to me. It was excellent. Retails for $12.99