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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Got questions? F&W pundit Ray Isle has (pretty much) all the answers. Here, his responses to your urgent queries from Facebook Live. 

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California has a reputation as a place where anyone can prosper and anything can grow. Yet while there are plenty of ambitious winemakers, there are only a few grapes that can produce world-class wines. The following six have what it takes. F&W executive wine editor Lettie Teague, senior editor Ray Isle and frequent contributor Richard Nalley tried hundreds of wines made from these grapes to find the 75 best.

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It’s easy to find great wines made in tiny quantities that cost a fortune. What’s hard is locating amazing wines that are sold in stores across the country, that are delicious regardless of vintage, and that ring up at $20 or less per bottle. Here are our picks for the most reliable, most readily available wines in the world—50 wines that won’t let you down. Plus, there are bonus selections: five top-notch Bordeaux for less than $25, 12 foolproof pairing suggestions and 10 world-class wines from France and the United States that cost a little more but still offer disproportionate quality for the price.

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After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Ray Isle reports on his most exciting Merlot and Pinot Noir finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum

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Here, the best bargain rosés from top regions like Provence and Rioja. Plus, great-value sparkling rosés.

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These wine styles are coming back.

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These female winemakers are running some of Italy's top vineyards.

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The prodigal daughter explains how being a chef helped her winemaking and how wild-boar ragú can save Tuscany's vineyards. 

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Three winemakers who are bottling Israel's vinous history.

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Steven Grubbs of Atlanta's Empire State South recommends bottles for every August scenario, from a fantasy sailing vacation to less-than-competent beach volleyball (his specialty). 

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