I think I'm going to reinstate my former "Two Under Twenty" Fridays, and concentrate on good, cheap juice that people can race out and buy for the weekend. I mean, I could write about the '45 Croft Port I got to taste earlier this week (beyond extraordinary), but what are you going to do, hit the Safeway and bring home a couple of bottles to open with burgers on the grill? I suspect not. No, that can wait until Monday, when you're oppressed by the thought of another week hitched to the harness of capitalism, plodding your way towards payday. Then, aye laddie, then the thought of a drop of '45 Croft will work like a spiritual elixir poured into you from a crystal beaker tipped by the light-filled hands of angels. OK, maybe not as effectively as an actual drop of the stuff, but, you know, such is life.
Anyway, enough of this blathering. Here are two under-$20 wines that will make your weekend mighty pleasant: