In my early days of working at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, I took a call from a prospective client looking for good values in “everyday drinkers.” We chatted about what regions and varieties she liked, and about possible food pairings, and I eventually asked her what her price range was. She replied $150 to $200. Per bottle. I think I blacked out for a second, but after I regained consciousness, we got down to business. While this particular client’s budget was unquestionably higher than most, she was still looking to get the best, most ideal wine for her money. The wines had to be ready to drink, and they needed to pair well with her favorite foods. These bottles were destined for the table, not the cellar. She was grocery shopping, not collecting. This client was after something we all prize: value. Whether you’re spending $150 or $15, no one is happy with a bottle of wine that doesn’t measure up, that doesn’t pair with your meal, or that doesn’t make you happy. You’ll probably recognize a few of the names listed below. That’s because many of these producers have become household names for our clients, beloved for delivering delicious wine vintage after vintage at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for value, you’ll find it here.
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol
Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa