Since we’ve moved into our new neighborhood , I feel we’ve been entertaining more than ever before and I looove it! I’m all for throwing together a quick app or cheese board and popping open a bottle of vino to share with neighbors. I love seeing what other peoples go to wine picks are, so today I thought I would share five wines (under $20!) you’ll pretty much always find in our home.
Now when it comes to Wine, I have to say I really don’t discriminate #CanIGetanAmen?! 😉 (with the exception of Chardonnay- just have never really been a huge fan). My first choice is usually always Sauvignon Blanc (and tend to always go with ones from New Zealand) and of course can’t go wrong with Rose’. I have several other favorites but feel like you really don’t need to spend more than $20 for a good bottle. So here are five that I pretty much always have on hand.
You know you can’t go wrong with a little Kim Carwford! It’s one of my top picks for Sauvignon Blanc and probably my most purchased wine. I also love Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc and Cupcake Vineyards makes a great one under $10 too!
Another white wine favorite is Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc. I randomly tried it at one of our favorite restaurants a few years back and have been hooked ever since!
Let’s talk budget friendly bubbly. You girls know i’m all about Freixenet and have probably seen it on my instagram several times over the years. It tastes great, the packaging is cute (great for entertaining) and it’s pretty budget friendly.
So with reds I honestly have to say I don’t experiment enough in that department. I feel like they make me sleepier for some reason and pretty much only drink them in the Winter. I do really love Pinot Noir because it’s smooth and easy to drink. My go to pinots are always Estancia, Wild Horse and then I also really LOVE La Crema (but feel like that one is usually over $20). If you have favorite smooth red please share as i’d love to try more!
and last but not least….Rose’ all dayyy! Okay I feel like Rose’ deserves it’s own full dedicated blog post because I have SEVERAL favorites in that department. Maybe i’ll do that one next month but for now i’ll share that Whispering Angel (although depending on where you purchase it-its runs pretty close to $20 or more) and Cote des Roses are two of my budget friendly buys.
Alright now it’s your turn! What three bottles are always in your shopping cart?!