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An $11 Spanish Red Made from a Grape You've Never Heard Of

An $11 Spanish Red Made from a Grape You’ve Never Heard Of

“This little Spanish gem is my personal go-to,” says wine buyer Adam Morey.

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Wine Intel

Cheap Bottles from Super Famous Winemakers

Cheap Bottles from Super Famous Winemakers

F&W's Ray Isle shares famous winemakers' most affordable bottles, including a $10 bargain red.

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Value Wines

Value Bottles from Someone Who Buys Wine for a Living

Value Bottles from Someone Who Buys Wine for a Living

Expert wine buyer Devon Broglie's wine picks include a $15 sparkling wine from the Loire valley in France and a Portuguese red with a surprising amount of spice.

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Value Wines

How to Find a Great Bottle at Any Wine Shop

How to Find a Great Bottle at Any Wine Shop

Devon Broglie buys enormous amounts of wine for Whole Foods, always hunting for value. Here, he shares shortcuts to finding terrific bottles and reveals the best wines to drink while watching sports on TV.

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Cheap Wine Challenge

An $11 Red from Madrid

An $11 Red from Madrid: 2012 Zestos Garnacha

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

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Cheap Wine Challenge

A Red to Drink with Porchetta

A Red to Drink with Porchetta

This wine is Italy's answer to Côtes du Rhône. It comes from the uncelebrated region of Basilicata, which is located in the arch of the boot of Italy.

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Sommeliers

After Hours with Sommelier Patrick Cappiello

Sommelier Patrick Cappiello

At New York City's Pearl & Ash, wine director and managing partner Patrick Cappiello can often be seen whacking the tops off Champagne bottles with a saber. He also oversees a cellar full of extraordinary values.

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Essential Drinking

A Bargain White for Cold Weather

A Bargain White Wine for Cold Weather

High-acid whites are, of course, appealing in warm weather. But many of them, specifically those from cool climates, are ideal with winter dishes.

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Cheap Wine Challenge

The Wine Equivalent of Smelling Salts

2012 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, Bel Air Touraine-Amboise Chenin Blanc

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Julia Weinberg, director of partnerships and alliances of the must-download wine app Delectable. Read more >

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Expert Guide

Five Great Wine Values $12 & Under

Five Great Wine Values $12 & Under

Here, F&W's executive wine editor suggests five top picks for $12 or less.

2012 Vega Sindoa Tempranillo ($9)
A tiny cooperative of eight Navarran families grows the grapes for this bright, crisp Spanish red.

2010 Vale do Bomfim Douro Red ($11)
This blend of native Portuguese grapes from the Douro Valley is surprisingly complex.

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc ($12)
A perennial value, Dry Creek's Chenin Blanc offers layers of citrus-melon flavor.

2010 Il Molino di Grace Il Volano ($12)
A fresh, herby Tuscan red, it's a blend of Sangiovese with 2percent Merlot.

2011 Novellum Chardonnay ($12)
This fragrant Chardonnay is made with hand-harvested grapes from France's Côtes Catalanes region.

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