Every year I think I am going to try to save some money….which every year gets harder and harder to do…we like to travel, you know. So, yesterday morning on The Broadcast I offered some of my favorite wine tips to consider if you are in the same boat as I am, yet you don’t want to give up the quality of a great glass of wine because you are on a budget. Each of the wines mentioned are $15.99 or less, most of them quite a bit less and most can be found at Total Wine and More or Spec’s stores throughout the city and state. Click here to see a link to the segment on “Keeping Your New Years Resolution When It Comes to Selecting Wine” follow the jump for specific tasting notes.
Inama Soave Classico, Italy – Soave, from the Vento region of North East Italy is like a mix of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, fresh and crisp with good citrus notes and acidity, yet a balanced, slightly creamy finish. Inama is one of the best. $12.49 at Total Wine and More
Kir-Yianni Petra Roditis, Greece, from the northern part of Greece this bright, light and balanced white ideal for serving with our New Year’s healthy eating (fish, salads, chicken) brings a touch of blanched almonds and white floral notes into the very lemon-lime citrus layers of the wine. – $12.41 at Spec’s.
Anselme Cotes de Provence Rose, France – anytime of year is perfect for Rose, especially one from Provence that is only $10 – Grenache base with Syrah this wine has a bit of depth while maintaining a light style. Strawberry, fig and a touch of spice. $10 at Spec’s.
Boroli Barbera Quattro Fratelli, Italy – from the Piedmonte region of Italy, if Barolo is the king of Italian wines, Barbera is the queen – approachable even at a very early age with dark fruit, leather and spice notes mingling with the natural earthiness of the wines of the region. $15 at Jimmy’s and Pogo’s.
Clos de los Siete Malbec, Argentina – Malbec is ideal for Texas cuisine…steak, barbecue, hearty grilled meats paring well with the richness of this earthy, cherry, licorice and smoke filled wine, this one from Michel Rolland – an icon in the wine industry. $15.99 at Total Wine and More