7 Best Budget Wines ($12 and Less a Bottle)

A list of the best wallet-friendly wines in every category.

from Reader's Digest, | February 2011

Best Budget WinesHaley Sorbel
The envelope, please. The Wine Trials 2011 is out (Fearless Critic Media, $14.95), and the annual brown-bag blind tastings have yielded a list of the best wallet-friendly wines in every category:

Sparkling
J.P. Chenet Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, $12)

Light White
Bogle Sauvignon Blanc (California, $9)

Heavy White
Yalumba Unwooded Chardonnay (Australia, $10)

Rosé
Lâl Rosé (Turkey, $10)

Light Red
Monte Antico (Italy, $12)

Heavy Red
Doña Paula Los Cardos Malbec (Argentina, $12)

Sweet/Aromatic
Dr. L Riesling (Germany, $12)

Wine Trend: Refill ’er Up
Within a year, Americans could be taking refillable wine bottles back to the store and topping them off with Chardonnay. In France, where table wine and gasoline are roughly the same price per gallon, a wine bottle is refilled an average of eight times. Idaho’s Pend d’Oreille Winery gives refillers a 50 percent discount.
Source: treehugger.com

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