Top 20 Wines Under $20: Beat the Heat with Bargain Bottles


In last night’s Facebook Live Video chat, we talk about how to get out of your wine rut with some ‘go to’ bargain wines.

4 Wine BottlesTrapiche July 5, 2014Continuing my tipsy quest for the world’s best bargain wines that I started in Unquenchable, here’s the July edition of my top 20 wines under $20.

I love finding those bargain-priced bottles that taste twice as expensive as they cost.

Here’s the full list of 20 wines. You can see the full wine reviews, ratings and food pairings if you are a Paid Member of our community.

As well, you will see the liquor stores closest to you that have these wines in stock rather than a generic list.


Trapiche Fincas Las Palmas Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Mendoza, Argentina

Full-bodied with attractive black fruit and smoke aromas. Balanced and elegant at an amazingly great price. Great with meat dishes. Finishes with black cherry. Try it with prime rib.

Tawse Winery July 5, 2013 A


Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2013
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada

This vibrant, well-priced Ontario Riesling offers seductive aromas of peach blossom, lemon zest and wet stone. A complex core of minerality runs through the heart of this wine. Tawse is a family-owned Niagara winery that farms sustainably.

Dr. Loosen July 5, 2014


Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling Sparkling
Deutscher Sekt, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Product Of Germany, Germany

Fans of Dr. L Riesling will lap this bubbly up, literally! It’s fresh and crisp with lovely white peach and toasty pear notes. And my goodness, the price: you can’t beat it. Is it a typo? Stock up for your weddings and big parties now. Try with fresh steam lobster and a marriage proposal.



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