Summer Whites For Less Than $15

Summer Whites For Less Than $15

As I was flipping through an old Martha Stewart magazine last night, I came across her May calendar.  The entry for today says to “stock upon white and rosè wine for warm-weather entertaining.”

Darn it … I knew I was forgetting something.  (Yeah right.)  As far as summer entertaining goes, I’m lucky to get to the grocery store the day before the event.  And even then, I usually have to send my husband back for whatever I forgot.

If you’re more like me than Martha, it’s good to have some go-to grape juice.  Here are five whites for less than $15 that won’t let you down (in no particular order):

Cara Mia Pinot Grigio (Italy)

Fresh, bright, pure with citrus fruit flavors

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

Crisp, lively, refreshing with grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (Spain)

Bubbly, crisp, clean, balanced with apple, pear and citrus flavors

Mohua Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

Lively, crisp, dry, refreshing with grapefruit flavors

Delatour Chardonnay (France)

Gentle, flowers, apples, pears (no oak, thank goodness … more on that later)

Do you have a favorite?  Let me know – I would love to add it to my list!

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7 Responses to Summer Whites For Less Than $15

  1. Tyler May 19, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Here’s one of my favorites. And it’s just inside the $15 mark.

    • Marie H. Saba May 19, 2011 at 9:33 am #

      Sounds amazing. I am going to look for it today!

  2. marissa mireur May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    here’s a link to one of my fave UN-oaked chards from washington. available at twin liquor WL in the fridge for $10.

    i also like the one you posted and oam off to try tylers as we speak!

  3. Karen Faivre July 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Thrilled to see an un-oaked chardonnay. I avoid chards just because some of them are soooo oakey. It’s easier to pick up a non-chardonnay.

    • Marie H. Saba August 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

      Totally agree :) I had to do some serious research to find a good and reasonably priced un-oaked chard … sometimes even the ones marked “un-oaked” on the bottle are still too oaky!


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