Learn the do's and don'ts of buying wine

May 12, 2009 4:08:18 PM PDT
The Wine Chick shares her secrets for buying great wines for $10 or less!

The Don'ts:

  1. Don't be afraid to buy from "free standing" wine stores
  2. Don't buy wines because of their "packaging."
The Do's:
  1. Make friends with the clerk.
  2. Move to other regions of wine
Website: http://www.lizathewinechick.com Liza's new column in the SF Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/x-415-Wine--Cocktail-Examiner

Wines under $10

  • Feudo Arancio Nero d'Avola 2006
    Price: $8.99
    Italy
    Website: http://www.feudoarancio.it/

  • Rolling Cabernet-Merlot 2005
    Price: $9.99
    Australia
    Website: http://www.cumuluswines.com.au/

  • Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2007
    Price: $9.99
    Chile
    Website: http://www.conchaytorousa.com/wines/diablo.html

  • Secreto Sauvignon Blanc 2007
    Price: $8.99
    Chile
    Website: http://www.viumanent.cl/ViuM_E/vino/vino7/vino7.php

    Great Bay Area wine shops:

    • K&L Wine Merchants
    • The Jug Shop
    • BevMo!
    • Coit Liquor
    • Wine Expressions
    • Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant (SF and Napa)
    • Paul Marcus Wines (Rockridge/Oakland)
    • JV Wine & Spirits (Napa)
    • Bottle Barn (Santa Rosa)
    • Beltramo's Wines & Spirits (S. Bay)
    Contact Liza Zimmerman:
    Email: liza@lizathewinechick.com
    Website:http://www.lizathewinechick.com


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