This week we have a hit parade of secret gems: the 9 wines you could sort of substitute for super expensive ones. A great topic provided by a listener!
Since we hit the list pretty quickly, here are the wines and their analogues…
Expensive Wine Less Expensive Analogue
Brunello di Montalcino Rosso di Montalcino
Oregon Pinot Noir, fruitier Burgundy New Zealand Pinot Noir
CA Cabernet Sauvignon Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentinean Malbec
Fine Bordeaux Rioja, Cahors, less fine Bordeaux
Barolo Ghemme, Gattinara, Nebbiolo
Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph
Dry German Riesling Australian Riesling from Clare, Eden Valleys, Austrian Riesling
Champagne Cremant, Cava, Sparkling wine
Priorat Spanish Garnacha from Calatayud, Montsant or Monastrell
Enjoy it and make sure to post the expensive wines you love so we can offer some advice on less expensive alternatives!
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