Paying Less for Prestige
Everyone loves a great Bordeaux or a profound Napa Cabernet, but very few people want to pay $100 for a bottle. The good news is that there are always hidden values to be found, even in the world’s most prestigious wine regions. France’s Bordeaux and Rhône Valley, Australia’s Barossa Valley, Italy’s Piedmont, Germany’s Mosel-Saar-Ruwer and the Napa Valley in California all produce terrific wines for $20 and under.
Tips for Finding Value
Some guidelines and tips on 52 great values from six of the world’s greatest wine regions:
- Great Values from Bordeaux
- Great Values from Barossa Valley
- Great Values from Piedmont
- Great Values from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
- Great Values from Napa Valley
- Great Values from Rhône Valley
These regions have famous zones that produce the most expensive wines, but they also have less-elite or up-and-coming regions that offer great value, like Côtes de Castillon in Bordeaux and Côtes-du-Rhône in the Rhône.