5 Wines Under $20 for Party Time, excellent!

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Is the Host a Stranger?

It happens to the best of us, you get roped into going to parties where you don’t really know the host or his or her taste in wines. If your host is a stranger, take the easy route with bubbles.
 
I have a preference for Prosecco. There are so many great bottles of Prosecco out there under $20 that are all festive, fun and easy to drink, with perfumed pear and apple fruit and just a hint of sweetness. In an ideal world, your host will enjoy your bottle as a hangover helper the day after the party. While they might not remember where the Prosecco came from, they sure as heck will appreciate it.
 
What to buy: Col Vetoraz. This stuff is addictively delicious. It’s sort of a high-end Prosecco in a nice package, so that helps with the whole gifting and not looking like you just came from Trader Joe’s thing.

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  • Snooth User: courgette
    124481 148

    Now I DEMAND to know more about quince-flavored orange wine from Papua New Guinea! Other than that, great (and hilarious) post, GDP.

    Nov 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM


  • Snooth User: JSIGLOBAL
    1161320 33

    Enjoyed the selection some new ones, I agree Carmenere is one of the Best Flavorful Easy Reds in the world, not all are good though. Even someone who is not a fan of Red Wines will enjoy. They are light and refreshing.
    I am a fan of the Stellenbosch Region in South Africa for their reds. With the hint of eucalyptus because the vines are near forest of these trees.
    This is more upscale and totally different. But a great gift for Dinner table conversation.

    Nov 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM


  • Why are you suggesting $20 wines from USA to someone who lives in Australia - can't you suggest Australian wines? (and since I already told you which wines I enjoy, why suggest those I don't)? I have just joined so maybe I have not configured correctly. Advice please.

    Nov 28, 2012 at 4:15 AM


  • Snooth User: Ivesreeves
    1163949 134

    Thank you for the amusing and breezy guide to inexpensive wines for the festive among us! It provided this reader with both good advice and fodder for a chuckle or two. Your Brophy Clark recommendation paid dividends for me at a recent writers collaborative workshop here in San Francisco. A number of us sipped the BC Pinot. Some tasted cherry, others remarked about the wine's distinct licorice characteristics. Those of us with more refined palates quietly enjoyed both.

    Dec 01, 2012 at 1:57 AM


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