Thursday, September 9, 2010

Best Wines Under $15: Here's Austin's List

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Bookmark and Share Our good friend Austin Beeman, wine manager of Walt Churchill's Market in Maumee, has been running an interesting series of tastings. Last week he did a tasting highlighting his list of best wines under $15. The tastings continue this Saturday with the best wines under $30 and finish the next week with the best wines under $50. You can click on the Wine Tastings & Events button to get the time and location for the tasting.

Austin Beeman's List of Best Wines Under $15

1. Brancott 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. $10.99. A New World white wine that manages to be refreshing and high quality while still very widely available and inexpensive.

2. Eric Chevalier 2008 Chardonnay. $14.99. An Old World white wine that delivers interest and quality in Chardonnay which normally falls horribly flat under $15. Also racy and food friendly.

3. Chateau la Gaborie 2007 Bordeaux. $10.99. A European red wine that's versatile, food friendly, authentic. A great representation of the billions of bottles of solid everyday European table reds.

4. Ca’ Del Solo 2006 Sangiovese. $12.99. American red wine. This wine gets props for taking on one of the toughest grapes to get right in California and then making a superbly interesting wine and great value.

5. The Stump Jump 2008 Shiraz. $9.99. South of the Equator red wine that is rich, dark, and powerful without losing balance and grace. Represents the great potential of Australia.

6. Geil 2009 Scheurebe Kabinett. $14.99. Sweet Wine. It has the right balance of sweetness and freshness for a wine that excites the palate without being cloying.

Do you agree with Austin? Did he leave some of your favorites off the list? Leave a comment and let us know.
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