We are proud to celebrate the third year
of Easy Food and Wine - and each year we've produced a list of top wines for $10 or less. This has
been one of our most popular and most requested set of articles, and we are excited to release our
latest "Top Ten for $10 or Less" for 2011. With the Holidays fast approaching, you'll want a few of
these (or maybe a case?) on hand for entertaining or last-minute gift giving ... or to have a glass
after a long day of shopping!
#1 - Zonin Prosecco Brut, Veneto ($9)
All hail Prosecco
- the affordable alternative to Champagne! This wine is bubbly and vibrant, whether on its own
or in a Mimosa or Bellini.
#2 - 2010 Green Fin White Table Wine, California
Yes this wine is actually just $5! Meant for quaffing, yet it's not bland like
other offerings at this price - and it's organic to boot.
#3 - Ken Forrester "Petit" Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch
delicate at the same time. A hint of off-dry sweetness adds additional body and enhances fruit
#4 - 2009 Fontana Candida Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezia
straightforward, this Pinot is light, fresh and tasty, and excellent when paired with a wide
variety of foods.
#5 - Segura Viudas Brut Rosé NV, Spain ($9)
As a rosé
rather than white sparkler, this bubbly Spanish bottling offers good body and red fruit
#6 - 2010 Chateau Montaud Rosé, Côtes de Provence
A blend of five red wine grapes including Syrah and Grenache. Complex with
floral and dried herb notes.
#7 - 2010 Domaine
Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Nouveau ($10)
Surprisingly complex for a "Nouveau", with
decent body and tannins. Nose is earthy and complex, with subtle cherry
#8 - 2010 Borsao Tinto Garnacha, Spain
Approachable, with warm, brambly flavors and a hint of spice. New World in
styling with gentle tannins, but not insipid.
#9 - Ravenswood Zinfandel "Vintner's Blend",
This winery's motto is "no wimpy wines" and even its budget
price-point wine offers bright and spicy
#10 - 2008 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Cabernet for $10 is tough (but not impossible) to find. From Paso
Robles in California this offers better value than its "big name" cousins farther
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