With the economy the way it is, everyone is watching every penny. While we may all hope for a return to the days when we only sweated the big stuff, like quarters, the move to finding the good cheap alternatives to our favorite wines is in full swing. Now by cheap I don't mean poorly made, just great values.

France is probably the region that most people think of when the discussion gets around to fine (ie, expensive) wine, but the truth is there is plenty of good cheap wine coming out of France, and many are giving some of that nation's greatest wines a run for their money!

Bordeaux is the big daddy of French wine and everyone’s favorite, right? OK, so not everyone -- but we’re all on the lookout for values, and what’s more valuable than a good, cheap bottle of Bordeaux wine?