You’ve asked and I listened! Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite wines. A mixture of rosés, reds, and whites (including bubbles!) that range from affordable to splurge-worthy.
- It’s no secret that I love a good rosé…it’s always the first section my eyes go to on the wine list. More often than not, I prefer a European vineyard – but not necessarily from France as one would imagine. A few years ago I discovered Austrian rosés are my jam! Dry, crisp, and sometimes reminiscent of a rosé and a sauvignon blanc mixed because they are citrus forward. My very favorite is Rosé Zweigelt Vintage 2018, Blauer Zweigelt.
Cost: $12 at Total Wine.
Separately, I love this canned rosé. In my previous post about hosting a girls night in on a budget, I told you about the most amazing organic wine from Scout and Cellar on hand sent to me via my beautiful friend, Becca (it can be ordered here.) This is one of their offerings and I’m digging it for summer days, poolside! Cost: $35 for a 4 pack (but wait for their sales like I did!)
- When celebrating anything, I love a good bubbly option. And when I drink bubbles, it’s usually just that: celebrating a special occasion…so I splurge a little. On our recent 10 year anniversary trip to Sonoma, we visited Gloria Ferrer winery and we both fell in love with their Extra Brut Reserve Cuvée. It’s very dry and not sweet, which I love.
Cost: $50 (members of their wine club receive discounts!)
- On the same said trip, we found the most lovely family run winery called Troika. I’m normally not a red person, but all of their reds are beautiful. We ended up subscribing to a mixed case, including this Grenache. Even my husband loved their reds, and he’s definitely not a red drinker. All of them are lovely, so try them all!
Cost: $40 (members of their wine club receive discounts!)
- Sauvignon blanc is my OG wine. This Étnico Sauvignon Blanc from Chile is bright, acidic, super crisp and so lovely. It’s now a favorite of mine. Also from Becca (it can be ordered here.)
There you have it! Some of my favorite wines.
What are you drinking that you love right now? Cheers from my kitchen to yours!