"Right now I'm looking to the Loire Valley, the northern Rhône and Sicily," says Patrick Cappiello, sommelier at New York's Pearl & Ash. Here, he names 7 brilliant under-the-radar wines under $30 to seek out.
NV Ca' Dei Zago Col Fondo Prosecco ($22) "I love this wine because it's atypical for Prosecco—it's super-dry, saline, fresh and vibrant. Prosecco often has a little residual sugar, and this is exactly the opposite of that style."
2010 La Grange Tiphaine Clef de Sol Montlouis-Sur-Loire ($28)
"Organic wines from this area of the Loire can be too funky for some people, but this white wine is really refined: bright, light and crisp."