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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