Best cheap supermarket wines

2011 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio(Photo courtesy of Woodbridge)These easy-to-find bargain wine picks are best in glass.

2011 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio

Crisp and juicy with a touch of spice, this white is a mouthwatering complement to fried chicken, quesadillas, and Greek salad.

To buy: $8, at supermarkets.

Twin Vines Vinho Verde(Photo courtesy of Twin Vines)

Twin Vines Vinho Verde

Enjoy this slightly effervescent pick–fragrant with notes of melon and green apple—as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to grilled shrimp and vegetables.

To buy: $8, at supermarkets.

2011 Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc(Photo courtesy of Lapostolle) 2011 Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc

This dry, charming white is ripe with traces of guava, peach, and pineapple. A prime choice for crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, or even pad Thai.

To buy: $12, at supermarkets.

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2010 White Truck Moscato(Photo courtesy of White Truck)2010 White Truck Moscato

Each sip of this sweet white brings to mind orange blossoms, mangoes, and pears. Amazing with peach cobbler or lemon meringue pie. Or pair it with spicy charcuterie or a fiery Indian curry.

To buy: $13, at supermarkets.

2011 Excelsior Chardonnay(Photo courtesy of Excelsior)2011 Excelsior Chardonnay

This South African Chardonnay satisfies with the flavors of green apple, tangy lime, and a whisper of toasted oak. Drink it with garlicky pastas, buttery scallops, or fried fish tacos.

To buy: $10, at supermarkets.

2010 Folonari Pinot Noir(Photo courtesy of Folonari)2010 Folonari Pinot Noir

A dry, savory red that sings with the flavors of spicy black currants and blackberry jam. Ideal with grilled salmon steaks, barbecued chicken, or earthy portobello mushrooms.

To buy: $8, at supermarkets.

2009 Veramonte Reserva Merlot(Photo courtesy of Veramonte)2009 Veramonte Reserva Merlot

Smooth and voluptuous, this Chilean import pleases with the essence of ripe plums, red cherries, and notes of cocoa and vanilla. A great choice for hearty entrées like Chicken Parmesan or sausage and peppers.

To buy: $10, at supermarkets.

2010 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah(Photo courtesy of Ravenswood)2010 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah

Full-bodied, satisfying, and food-friendly, Petite Sirahs match well with favorites like ribs, mac ’n cheese, and braised greens. This one packs a punch—think freshly crushed blackberries with notes of oak, vanilla, and caramel.

To buy: $10, at supermarkets.

2011 Portillo Malbec(Photo courtesy of Portillo)2011 Portillo Malbec

Velvety-soft and bursting with the rich flavor of figs and black plums, this bargain from Argentina is a classic match for grilled steak and chicken.

To buy: $10, at supermarkets.

2009 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon(Photo courtesy of Liberty School)
2009 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon

This graceful, smooth-drinking California Cabernet enlivens everything from lamb chops to hot dogs.

To buy: $12, at supermarkets.

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