Finding good, inexpensive wine

Finding good, inexpensive wine can be a challenge sometimes. Even at a supermarket, where cheap wines are abundant, choosing a good one can be intimidating. Hundreds of wine bottles lining the aisles, caging unsuspecting customers in while they debate one label over another. After narrowing the choices down to a handful, then price enters the picture. It can’t be too cheap, but not too pricey either. What a dilemma!

Thankfully, one enterprising blogger, Jon Thornsen, has made it his goal to “help other wine consumers find great grape without breaking the bank.” As he says on his blog, “Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.” He and his wife try out at least one new bottle of wine per day, and he posts his thoughts on the blog as well as his Twitter. He describes what he tasted and what he smelled, and rates each wine using a personal scale that combines price with taste. And the kicker is, none of the wine he tries is more than $20 a bottle. In fact, a lot of his recommendations come in under $10 a bottle. Every few months, he compiles a list of his Top 10 Reds and Top 10 Whites.

Thornsen buys his wines from places such as Costco and Trader Joe’s, so most wines that he tries out and rates are available around the nation. So, the next time a person needs to find a good, inexpensive wine, they should check out Thornsen’s latest recommendations.


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