(5/2023) Blended from hand-harvested vines of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne and Macabeo, this lithe and fresh expression of southern French white wine is downright crisp with fresh, easy notes of pear, lemon, tart peach... Read More
(9/2022) The Regnard family crafts this deliciously dry Anjou white from a small vineyard of 30-year-old Chenin Blanc vines growing in limestone and shale. The 2019 marks our second vintage, and it's another winner. Bright... Read More
(10/5/2022) "Pristine and subtle nose with green apples, pears, flint and lime citrus. Pure, textured and elegant with a mineral tinge to the palate. Typical pinot grigio character with excellent quality. Drink now."
(10/21/2020) "A year-in, year-out great value, the 2018 Romanico is all Tinta de Toro brought up in used French oak. This charming, fruit-forward, yet surprisingly elegant red has lots of spicy red and black fruits, peppery herb,... Read More
(1/2023) Featuring all the verve and value we love about old-fashioned dry Douro reds, this field-blend features grippy dark berry fruit riding a wave of bark, clay and tar. Intense but without heaviness, it has some chew and... Read More
(11/25/2018) "Very grapey and spicy with blackberry and cranberry aromas that follow through to a medium body, fresh acidity and fine bubbles. Bottled in 2018. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
(8/2022) Balan's vintage-dated Prosecco is a perennial favorite. Delightfully crisp and frothy, notes of green apple, pear, almond, citrus zest and chalky minerality carry through to a lengthy, round, satisfying finish. It... Read More
(3/2023) We are absolutely smitten with this playful, delicious Alsatian white. A "kitchen sink" blend of 50% Riesling, 25% Muscat, 20% Pinot Blanc, 5% Sylvaner and Pinot Gris, the 2019 Gentil is one of the best values in our... Read More
"Pretty nose of fresh strawberry, raspberry and orange blossom. Very bright on the medium-bodied palate, with a nice interplay of lively mousse with juicy fruit. Long, clean finish. 100% pinot noir. Drink now." (6/24/2022)
(8/29/2022) "The 2020 Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard is terrific and shockingly good given the quantities produced. Burgundian-like aromas of stone fruits, chalky minerality, honeyed flowers, and brioche all define the nose,... Read More
(5/2023) Welcome to the Alps! This summertime, low octane dry white is deceptively dense and fleshy, with super fresh minerality - a perfect back porch welcome four outdoor party guests. This wine hails from the Savoie region... Read More
(5/2023) An organically-farmed blend from 50-year-old-vines of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah - its vineyard rich in "gallets" like you'd find in Chateauneuf-du-Pape - this is an overachieving Cotes du Rhone that fans of powerful,... Read More
(6/1/2020) "This is a really delicious cabernet with lots of blackcurrants, dark chocolate and hazelnuts with some wet earth, too. Fresh and vivid. Full-bodied, tight and focused. Extremely long and flavorful. 95% cabernet sauvignon,... Read More
(4/2018) "Purchased by Olivier Decelle, who also owns property in Saint-Emilion and a negociant business in Burgundy, this estate is producing impressive wines. This bottling is richly structured while preserving all the ripe... Read More
(4/23/2020) "2018 was a year of unusual freshness for Garnacha, and the 2018 La Vina de Ayer clearly shows it. The grapes come from old vines in different parts, orientations and soils (granite and slate) of Cebreros at 750 to... Read More
From an ambitious producer in Margaret River comes this wine from a southern parcel in the Boodjidup vineyard. Indigenous yeast fermentation in neutral barrels, mostly blocked malolactic fermentation and loads of lees-stirring... Read More
This is a rocking good bottle of Chardonnay, and our price is just stupid low. Median online retail for this up-level bottling from Kendall-Jackson is $18, and it is a SOLID value at that price. The oak is so beautifully integrated.... Read More
Crazy Low Price on this Famed Italian Aperitivo! Contratto is a famed artisan producer of vermuth and infused libations, including this beautiful aperitif. Vermuth Bianco blends over 50 botanicals with white wine. 22 of the ingredients... Read More
(11/2021) The Darting family has been farming in the Pfalz region since 1790. Winemaker Helmut Darting bottles clean, delicious wines from carefully farmed Riesling vines, including this "half-dry" (Halbtrocken) effort that comes... Read More
(3/21/2022) "Very peachy and floral viognier nose, then juicy and lively on the medium-bodied palate. Not so complex, but very nicely balanced and rather refreshing, too! From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
(9/1/2021) "This 24-acre property has produced a rich, Merlot-dominated wine. Big tannins and equally big black fruits are unashamedly rich. Backed by structure and pepper and licorice flavors, the wine needs some time. Drink... Read More
(3/2023) A nicely soft, semi-sweet bubbly highlighting a caramel twist over a medium-bodied frame. Clean edges provide notes of honey and apricot that will match perfectly with spicy foods. A bright finish offers more stone fruit... Read More
(8/2021) The elder sibling to Vin Chicago favorite Bodegas Atalaya "Laya," this colossal inky-red wine is full of deep, dark fruit and spice. Made primarily from Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet), it has a brooding character... Read More
(11/30/2022) "The young and unoaked 2021 Organic Malbec belongs to the range of certified organic wines, and it's the purest expression of the variety. It's young, fresh and fruit-driven, with 13.2% alcohol, good freshness... Read More
There's surprising heft in this dry, classic Cali white. Carrying just 12% ABV and good acidity the 27 year old vines provide overachieving intensity. Loaded with soft melon fruit, yellow apple, pink florals, and just a whisper... Read More
(8/2021) Rainwater is the perfect intro to Madeira, a wine that can literally be kept for years even after the bottle is opened. Sweetness is met with balancing lift. This is inexpensive enough to use for cooking, and good enough... Read More
What's to think about? We are blowing this three-liter bag-in-box of Spanish Cab from the Jual Gil Family for a stunning $12.99 - that's an equivalent of $3.24 per standard-sized bottle! It will stay fresh after opening... Read More
(6/2022) Johannes Selbach and his family bottle some of the most complex and age-worthy Rieslings on the planet. The Selbachs also bottle a fantastically simple Riesling that is just about perfect for everyday drinking. Johannes... Read More
(5/2023) Crafted with 50% Niellucciu, 35% Sciaccarellu, and 15% Grenache, this exciting Corsican Rose brings the sun, salt and energy from the heart of the island. Ensconced in juicy nectarine, peach blossom, white florals, strawberry... Read More
(12/2022) Here's a smartly priced Dolcetto that pairs perfectly with weeknight pizza, pasta or leftovers. Mixed fruits, subtle earth, fresh acidity and a soft palate make for a pleasing Piedmont red that hits the right price!... Read More
(11/2022) A perfect everyday Port - when you want a little something sweet to go with the flourless chocolate cake, or with a cigar by the cold weather campfire. Red fruits, a little chew and a super smart price.
(11/2022) Our go-to entry-level Tawny Port from Cockburn's is just-right. Dried fruits, including fig, raisin and red berries, intermingle with caramel, bergamot and holiday spice flavors. Great around the Holidays, or with... Read More
Apulian red wine tradition, with a modern hand - this is how we describe the delicious bottlings from Cantele. Their Salice Salentino Riserva is crafted from 100% Negromaro. Packed with dark berries, rustic earth and a clean,... Read More
(8/2022) Initially shy, with aeration this Alsatian Riesling delivers notes of crystalline white pear, peach and lemon which are fruity on its generous attack, cleansed away by minerality into a pleasant clean, dry finish. A massive... Read More
"This deep garnet wine has a nose of cassis, caramel and juniper berry. Stiff tannins frame flavors of black currant, blackberry, licorice, anise and mint. It is spicy on the palate with a note of butterscotch on the finish."... Read More
(5/2023) This venerable Vin Chicago fave white blend is an unusual partnership of 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Viognier - that work SO well together! Simple, fresh and clean - it offers notes of pear, quince, honeycomb, peach, sea... Read More
(7/2021) A liter of groovy Gruner for a song, this Vin Chicago favorite continues to be a great value. Characteristics of the cooler, more "classic" 2020 Austrian vintage is conveyed clearly in the form of a particularly bright,... Read More
(7/2022) This Prosecco Rose from Bariano is a real summer treat! With a beautiful rose gold hue, this light and effervescent bubbly evolves on your palate en route to a satin-smooth finish. A sharp cantaloupe aura hits your nose... Read More
(12/2022) Tangy red berry fruits impress with this smart priced bottling from Hahn. Black cherry, red flowers and a soft mouthfeel come alive with balanced acidity - a solid Central Coast Pinot at a very fair price!
(03/31/2022) "Delightfully fruity, raspberry-tinged nose. Medium-bodied and rounded. The alcohol rises up a bit on the finish, and the tannins are a little green. But it's lively and has bags of fruit. Not the most refined... Read More
(12/2022) Classic Chardonnay flavors can be found here, with flavors of baked apple, tangerine, honeysuckle and vanilla bean sitting atop a creamy mouthfeel, balanced by fresh zestiness. Simple and well assembled, this is a crowd... Read More
The median online price for this massively popular Sauvignon Blanc is $16. Our price handily beats every listing we could find! As usual, whether you're buying a big brand wine or a tiny production bottling from an obscure... Read More
(10/5/2020) "Very bright and transparent character to this with blackberry, cherry and light walnut character. Medium-bodied with light yet firm tannins and a linear finish. Nice tension. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
(11/2022) Coming from the historic Spanish district of Alicante, this is the perfect reliably pleasant everyday dinner red. A fun mixture of red and black fruit, with a touch of earthiness. Ripe and juicy, medium-bodied, strong... Read More
(4/2023) This attractively priced French Chardonnay hails from a quality grower in the western stretches of the Languedoc. A warm-hearted, unoaked expression, it boasts well-integrated notes of salted cantaloupe, yellow apple,... Read More
(10/31/2022) "This light, fresh white is overtly citrusy, with lime zest, tangerine and makrut lime leaf flavors that are light on their feet but plenty intense, showing notes of lemon verbena and lemongrass on the finish. Drink... Read More
(4/2023) This flavorful Cali Cab sees minimal new oak (6%) and settles down with a little time in your glass to deliver assertive notes of tart blueberry, raspberry preserve, blackberry, smoked jerky, Aleppo pepper and singed... Read More
(5/1/2023) "This rich, black-fruited wine has solid tannins that are balanced by a dense texture. A blend of fruit from different regions of Portugal and with five different grapes, the wine is still a little young. As its texture... Read More
(4/2023) This refreshing Chardonnay from the Jackson family is soft and satisfying. A combination of stainless steel and neutral barrel fermentation produces a wine of great texture in this cool region. Notes of pineapple, grilled... Read More
(3/25/2021) "Aromas of violets, blueberries, blackberries and espresso. It's medium-bodied with sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Fun and easy-drinking. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Drink now. Screw cap."
(4/1/2022) "This medium-bodied, barrel-fermented wine offers light, toasted oak aromas, attractive baked apple flavors and accents of butter and vanilla. Good balance keeps it going sip after sip, revealing spice and almond nuances."
(11/11/2021) "The very young and juicy 2020 Evodia comes from a year with more rain than average and moderately warm temperatures that resulted in an early harvest of a generous crop that delivered wines of lower alcohol (14.5%)... Read More
(4/1/2022) "This generously oaked wine shows cedar, mint and clove aromas followed by tasty black-cherry flavors coated in more oak spices like vanilla and cinnamon. The texture is both soothing and moderately tannic."
(3/2023) An all-star value in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for a decade, the "Lot 2" is packed with bright, lip-smacking notes of passion fruit, guava, lemongrass, quince, pineapple and dried herbs. A fun pairing for anything from... Read More
(5/2019) This stuff rocks, and the price is crazy good! Made in a bone-dry style, the 90+ "Lot 50" Prosecco offers crisp citrus and apple skin flavors along with a hint of richness. Taut and very fresh, with a brisk bubbly stream,... Read More
Return of the world's great Cab value! No press yet, but here's bottle that yields a great track-record of reliability and history of 90-point scores. All this, while effectively maintaining its shockingly low price for... Read More
Snappy and fresh at 13% ABV with notes cherry, raspberry essence, with hints of fresh Mediterranean herb and cracked white peppercorn. It's our quintessential, reliable southern French value pink! (3/2023)
(13/31/2022) "This hedonistic treat is a well-executed take on the buttery-creamy style of Chardonnay. The wine features coconut and warm apple-pie aromas, with a splash of rose water on the nose. Flavors such as lemon butter,... Read More
(12/2021) Boasting a strong candied pineapple note that matches the gleaming yellow tone of its lightly frothy pour, this festive fizz will be a hit with any lover of sweet wines. As the sip evolves, an initially delicate medley... Read More