Snob on a Budget: Wine

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[MUSIC] So we are hear today as guests of Ray Isle, the executive wine editor at Food and Wine magazine. We're in the tasting room at Food and Wine and we're here to ask one big question. Which is, is it actually possible to find a good quality, good value, delicious wine under $20? It is absolutely and totally possible. I mean I think if you go down below seven or eight dollars, you're looking at pretty mass produced industrial wines. It may not taste bad, but it's not Interesting. But between 10 and 20 bucks let's say there's a mind blowing amount of good wine out there. And for instance one wine it's the first one I brought here is from Luskaday. In the war valley in France. And one reason this is affordable more affordable Affordable than it should be, I think. It's because [UNKNOWN] is kind of a forgotten region. Crisp, zingy, and it just tastes like you're on the coast of France. Great, and what's this one? This was is, I wanted to bring a California wine as well because California is actually a little harder values from and it's partly, actually it goes back to labor costs. Awesome things like that. It's just a more expensive place to make wine than Argentina or Chile or even the South of France. It's like one of those wines that, you know Chardonnay lovers and you're like, but try this cuz this one could blow your mind. We have a rose here it looks like. Yeah, we have a rose. Dry rose so this is not the white Zin of yesteryear. This is dry and crisp, classic rose. But from Oregon. So it's a Pinot Noir Rose. And dry rose's are insanely popular right now. Kind of smells a little bit like strawberries. But it's not sweet it's really crisp. Let's talk about these reds. Yeah. Cause I mean summer time is also barbecuing and grilling out and [CROSSTALK]. This one is a multiple Giono Rutzo. It kinda gives you like what you expect from a kionte all that kind of juicy berry flavor inside but with a little more umps. Do it one more power and then on the end I want to do this one. It's kind of a fun trend that's going on this is an Australian wine that is a Shiraz from Jacob's Creek that's got some of the kind of polish you associate it with a high end Nappa wine. And a lot of that juiciness you expect from a Shiraz. Honestly Shiraz as a whole is a kind of pretty affordable Gang of wines. What I like about this is even though there's a lot of affordable Australian Shiraz out there, this one sort of accesses the talons of a really super star wine maker so to give you more bang for your buck. Wonderful. It's, yeah, in fact we could try it if you want. That sounds great. It's really lovely. So, a nice Rich. Yeah. Rich with light smell, kind of gentle. Yeah, and it's got kind of a classic blackberry. Oh, that's great. That's really great. Yeah, it's that kind of wonderful thing that wine like that does where the fruit is really sweet but there's no sugar. It's not a sweet wine, it just takes like ripe berries. Tastes expensive. Tastes expensive, costs you 14 bucks, or less, actually, cuz I've seen it on sale for less. Great, thank you. Hard to argue with that. Wonderful. [MUSIC]
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Snob on a Budget: Wine
Snob on a Budget: Wine


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