The most delicious wines under $10
You might not always be in the particular mood for a 1994 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (retail price $8,205), especially when saving for a brand new Porsche or kidney. Fortunately, I've got your back. There are some wonderful and widely available wines ripe and ready for the savoring that won't break the bank or your palate. I recently had the very good fortune of being introduced to wine professional Bobbie Lyons, who was generous with his oenological expertise and guided me to a fine selection that I whittled down to this fantastic list of wines under $10.
A note: There are certainly some widely available and famous favorites under $10, such as the ever-popular Apothic, Red Diamond, Smoking Loon, and McManus wines. These are certainly not to be sniffed at, but Lyons relayed the importance of also selecting wines from smaller vineyards and wineries he called the "mom and pop" variety. By being willing to sample from independent, lesser-known vineyards, he said, you are supporting family run businesses and can find some hidden gems. The following are some delectable wines of diverse variety, winery size and region for your sipping pleasure.
Cheers to both affordability and vinous integrity!