So, we certainly had some spirited responses to our last email about some of the greatest value wines for getting your drunk on. Did I really just say that? I think I did! It should have come as no surprise to anyone that my go-to wines tend to be Italian, but truth is there’s a world of great wine out there, and I indulge with wines from all over the globe.

I base most of my drinking around what I’ll be eating, with the wine sort of playing second fiddle. If I’m in the mood for barbeque, for example, I’ll think about the wines I have on hand that would go with ‘cue, and then once my wine is chosen, I can follow up with a recipe that I think will work with it. Ok, so that’s one mighty loud second fiddle, but with wines like this you'd better pay attention!

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