Favorite cheap wine thread

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OK, spill it, what is your favorite cheap wine - under $10 for a 750ml bottle? Sometimes I feel like having a glass of wine, but I don't want to spend a lot on it. What's good out there that you can recommend? I've tried Black Swan (Australian) - it was OK. Sutter Home was so so. I just bought Yellow Tail, but haven't tried it yet.
 
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Nothern USA
Carlo Rossi Sangria Ha, ha, I haven't said enough about my location for the taste police to ever find me. They will have to stake out every Wally's in northern USA.
 
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Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I don't consider under $10 as cheep. $10 should get a you a pretty decent wine. Sometimes I'll go $12.99. Mostly I don't drink much wine anymore. I don't drink white wine at all. Costco seems to have good deals and does Trader Joes. From Italy I like Gabiano. http://www.castellodigabiano.com/ Most other imports suck for the bucks. From USA, California is good. http://www.californiawineinfo.com/finewine.asp Mondavi has some good low cost wines. My favorite low cost wine always remains: Sebastiani With global warming Washington is gaining. I find WA wines to be overpriced, but usually mechanically sound. http://www.winesnw.com/wahome.html
 
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India
Last time I bought Black Tower in a bottle resembling a Tower, it was imported from Germany by a US based company, correct me if I am wrong.
 
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North Arkansas
Cheap? Only choices are Arbor Mist, T. J. Swan,and Boones Farm. Matter of fact they're the only wines I'll drink! Well under $5 qt. Sure I have no class, but ask if I give a D___! Bob
 
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Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
We can be Chuckleheads about Gallo, but some of their burgundy offerings are not that bad with a good homegrown spagetti dinner. I used to get the 1.5 liter bottle....had a cork and everything. Cap is better when you want to save some for later, though.
 
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Philadelphia
'Rene Barbier' is like a Spanish Pinot Grigio. Under 6 bucks. The house wine at a respected Philly restaurant. (i've never tried the red, only white) From what i recall Italy puts out many reds that are inexpensive and consistently good-- Citra and Dragani. I think they may be about 7 bucks
 
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Originally posted by labman: Are all of you so sophisticated that you don't realize I get 4 liters of Carlo Rossi for under $10?
Nope, we used to get Rossi Burgundy & Paisano in the 4 L jugs. Even some visitors from Europe thought the Burgundy was a good table wine. Now, *that's* bang for the buck! [Big Grin]
 
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CA
I do not drink, but the Charles Shaw merlot sold at Trader Joe's for less than $5/bottle has been highly regarded by both our local newspaper and those I know.
 
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Canberra ACT Australia
Tonight a Portuguese cheapie, $15.99 Bairrada (DOC) from Caves Imperio S.A, Sanghalos, Portugal. 1999 Reserva. No idea what it's like just went on the wine shops recommendation. Probaby rot gut!
 
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I owe an apology to "Gurkha". I'm old enough to remember the original Black Tower crock, it was a Leibfraumilch and the label read "from countries of the European Union". It has since been "upmarketed" and is now actually FROM Germany and is a Rivaner varietal, and may in fact be quite good. My bad.... . . doc
 
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