Tasty, affordable wines

February 29, 2008 5:07:21 PM PST
Great wines don't have to be expensive. Co-owner Debbie Zachareas, from the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar here in San Francisco, showed us how you can get terrific wines at affordable prices and how to find them.

About the Perry Plaza Wine Merchant:
Located in San Francisco's historic Ferry Building, the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar offers the most interesting and delicious wines from artisan producers around the world. While striving to find these gems of the wine world they can often arrange exclusive access to their discoveries.

While many wine shops are run by one or two buyers supported by a crew that is rarely encouraged to taste the wine, the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant is a very different animal. With decades of combined wine industry experience, managing partners Debbie Zachareas, Peter Granoff, and Bo Thompson have created a wine shop that is filled with outstanding wines as well as a knowledgeable, friendly staff who knows how the wines taste!

Phone: (415) 391-9400

    Here are Debbie's Picks:
    Over $50
    $89 - Merlot from Duckhorn Vineyards
    Under $30
    $29 - Domaine Vacheron from Sancerre (white wine)
    $28 - Cabernet Sauvignon from Provenance
    Under $25
    $23.50 - Rosso Di Montalcino from Argiano
    Under $20
    $15 - Malbec from Salentein, Argentina