Wine has become a staple with our food no matter the occasion, a birthday party or even a casual by the tv dinner. Has thanksgiving and christmas shopping emptied your wallets?
Are you hosting parties and need to be economical? We have here a list of the best affordable wines which will help you set a beautiful table this festive season. These can be coupled with any food, drunk in the drawing room and the living room or even taken as a gift to a friend's house for a casual dinner.
Drink them right of the bottle if you want to, or share the bottle and you don't have to think twice about cooking with them.
- Mulderbosch 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Coastal Region
A Rosé, Dry wine which has a tang of delicous acidity. Hailing from South Africa a full-bodied wine with raspberry and orange/grapefruit flavors.
- Aia Vecchia 2014 Vermentino Toscana IGT
This white wine is mouth watering worthy plump, round, with pear and melon flavors. An everywhere drink which is not overly dry or acidic. Perfect for your palate.
- Arnaldo Caprai 2013 Grechetto Colli Martani DOC
A clean white wine with a sturdy flavour of pear, mineral, and olive oil flavors. You will find it versatile enough to be a fine apéritif or a good accompaniment to seafood or poultry.
- Columbia Crest 2014 H3 Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills
This white wine is a summer time delicacy; shows citrus and stone fruit couched in a clean, pleasing mouthfeel. It appeals to a variety of different people.
- Dourthe 2013 La Grande Cuvée Bordeaux AOC
A crisp white wine with herb, mineral, and citrus flavors. It is just the thing you need for your next meal or you can enjoy it on its own.
- Hanna 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley
Another taste likeable to the essence of summer. This California white wine has sunny peach and pear flavors, a smooth, river-rock feel, and good feelings all around.
- Santa Cristina 2014 Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie
This white wine is all green apple and grapefruit flavors; pretty straightforward. It delivers best as a good, everyday wine at an affordable price.
- Château Saint-Sulpice 2012 Bordeaux AOC
This complex red wine has fruit, nutty, earthy nuances and a nice mocha note at the end. This is the drink with dinner; after all it is a 70% Merlot.
- Enrique Mendoza 2012 La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante
A pleasing red spice wine with herbal accents to the cherry/blackberry fruit taste; it’s the easy kind of Spanish wine you can order by the glass at your favorite bar.
- La Follette 2013 Pinot Noir North Coast
A forward California style with a soft feel, it’s rife with berry and cherry flavors. This red wine is more nuanced than a basic Pinot, but still very much affordable.
- Masseria Li Veli 2013 Passamante Negroamaro Salice Salentino DOC
Well balanced and easy to drink red wine with forward but tangy berry-basket flavors. It delivers its nice quality at a bargain price.
- Qupé 2012 Syrah Central Coast
California Syrah with an Old World soul. This red wine is big, juicy, black and purple fruit with earth, clay, smoke/mocha, and fresh herbal nuances.
Hopefully this list will please your palate and tongues!