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Breton Clos Senechal Bourgueil 2012


Synopsis, Our Opinion: SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!!

Producer/Winery: Catherine and Pierre Breton; Restigne, France.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc.

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

Vintage: 2012

Price: $33.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Garcia Unculin Bierzo 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very special Spanish wine that leaves almost all the others in the shadows.

Producer/Winery: Jose Antonio Garcia; Valtuille de Abajo, Spain

Grape Variety: Mencia.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Bierzo, Spain.

Vintage: 2015

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

I Pastini Faraone Verdeca 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A fresh and lively white wine from a lesser known Southern Italian grape.

Producer/Winery: Lino Carapelli; Societa Agricola I Pastini; Martina Franca, Italy.

Grape Variety: Verdeca.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Puglia, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

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

Bibei Lalama Ribeira Sacra 2012


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Simply OUTSTANDING and SUPER value.

Producer/Winery: Javier Dominguez; Dominio do Bibei; Manzaneda, Spain.

Grape Variety: Mencia (with 10% Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón, and Garnacha).

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Ribeira Sacra; Spain.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $29.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unusual grape and a SUPER Italian red wine!!!

Producer/Winery: Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa; Nizza Monferrato, Italy.

Grape Variety: Brachetto.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Vino da Tavola, Italy.

Vintage: 2011.

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Our August 27, 2013 post The Best Chardonnay Under $3.00: A Comparison Tasting turned out to be one of TastedOnline.com’s most popular wine reviews so we decided to try and go one better…and do a comparison tasting of the cheapest Chardonnay that Walmart has on their shelves. We’re assuming these are bottles of Chardonnay are probably in every Walmart across the country and most likely a large number of other stores where mass-marketed wines are sold.

We picked all the inexpensive Chardonnay that was available at our local (Kernersville, North Carolina) Walmart, These included: Yellow Tail, Woodbridge, Rex Goliath, Beringer and Walmart’s Barefoot brand. We drank them randomly and blind than rated them for the best value. Here’s what we thought: [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: We love Madeira wine and this one has some unique and delicious characteristics.

Producer/Winery: Humberto Jardim; Henriques & Henriques; Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Malvasia.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: The Island of Madeira, Portugal.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $45.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Excellent Italian Nebbiolo that was a great value.

Producer/Winery: Aldo Rainoldi; Chiuro, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Valtellina Superiore; Lombardy, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A wine we thought was an OUTSTANDING value.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme; Les Montils, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – Gamay, Grolleau and Pineau D’Aunis.

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

Vintage: Non Vintage.

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

Clos de Caveau Fruit Sauvage 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A wine with lots of positive attributes and one we would buy again in a flash.

Producer/Winery: Henri Bungener; Domaine Le Clos de Caveau; Vacqueyras, France.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone blend – 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Vacqueyras; Rhone, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]