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Pillot Les Grands Champs Bourgogne 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A rich and elegant Chardonnay that was a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot; Chassagne-Montrachet, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Les Grands Champs; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $27.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Fontsainte Demoiselle Corbieres 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A delicious wine with lots of character.

Producer/Winery: Bruno Laboucarié; Domaine de Fontsainte; Boutenac, France.

Grape Variety: Carignan blend – 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir and 10% Mourvèdre.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Corbieres; Languedoc Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Because of the interest in our posts: The BEST cheap Chardonnay purchased from Walmart and The Best Chardonnay Under $3.00: A Comparison Tasting we couldn’t resist doing a comparison tasting of Walmart’s cheap Merlot varietal. We purchased the five cheapest bottles of Merlot that our local Kernersville, North Carolina Walmart had on their shelves…and we assume these same brands would be found on the shelves of most Walmart stores across the country. These included Belle $4.76 (from France), Beringer $4.98, Rex-Goliath $4.98 and Barefoot $5.98 (from California) and Yellow Tail $5.48 (from Australia). [click to continue…]

Mas Foulaquier L Orphee 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Simply OUTSTANDING wine that’s a GREAT value.

Producer/Winery: Pierre Jéquier; Mas Foulaquier; Claret, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Pic Saint-Loup; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious food-friendly wine from Northern Italy

Producer/Winery: Kellerei Schreckbichl; Cantina Colterenzio; Appiano, Italy.

Grape Variety: Lagrein.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Alto Adige, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: GREAT Italian red that’s an EXCELLENT value.

Producer/Winery: Anna Maria Della Porta (Winemaker); Cantina Morone; Guardia Sanframondi, Italy.

Grape Variety: Piedirosso.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Campania, Italy.

Vintage: 2015.

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A fun, delicious and lightly alcoholic alternative to “porch wines”.

Producer/Winery: Molly Chomper; Lansing, North Carolina.

Grape Variety: Late season apples and Cascade hops.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Watauga County, North Carolina.

Vintage: NV

Price: Unknown [click to continue…]

Matthiasson California Rose 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING domestic Rosé.

Producer/Winery: Matthiasson Family Vineyards; Napa, California.

Grape Variety: Rosé blend – Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, and Counoise.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, and Counoise from the (Windmill Vineyard) Dunnigan Hills AVA, Yolo County; Syrah from the Napa Valley and Grenache from the McDowell Valley, Mendocino, California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $24.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

La Manarine Carignan 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A REALLY GREAT WINE.

Producer/Winery: Gilles Gasq; Domaine La Manarine; Travaillan, France.

Grape Variety: Carignan

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Vin de France; France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A delicious $17 wine that simply had it all!!!

Producer/Winery: Monsieur and Madame Luc Bizard; Chateau d’Épiré; Savennières, France.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Anjou; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]