Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 73 — Alternatives to the Expensive Stuff


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
from Yecla

 


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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