I'm looking for advice on value-priced every day wines that can be purchased at Trader Joe's, BevMo or Costco. We don't like oaky wines, so we're not fans of Chardonney.
We eat a lot of spicy Thai fish, shrimp, chicken fajitas and Zuni roast chicken, so whites we've enjoyed in the past include Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc and our favorite, Sokol Blosser Evolution ($17). Would appreciate hearing your suggestions on whites we might enjoy in the $7 to $10 range. We like Fetzer Gurwitz ($7) and Pacific Rim Riesling ($9), but are there any good SVBs in the under $10 range?
With our reds, we enjoy steaks, beef fajitas, BBQ pork, pot roast and hearty red tomato sauce pasta dishes. We like Barberas, Barolas, Amarones, Old vine Zins and Syrahs. Our favorite red is Louis Martini Gnarly Zin, but at over $50/bottle, it's a special occasion wine for us. Every day reds we've enjoyed in the past include Old Moon Zin, Fat Cat, Lindeman Reserve Syrah, and Rosemount Syrah, but except for the Old Moon Zin, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to locate these wines at my local TJ's.
A search of the board turned up the follwing recommendations:
White --- Amaicha Torrontes ($4) Honey Moon Viognier ($5), Ulrich Langguth Riesling ($6), Loire Muscadet (especially for sushi).
Reds --- Charles Shaw Syrah ($3), 2005 Archeo Nero d'Avola ($4), Malbecs from Argentina (just make sure to chill before serving).
Are there any others you would suggest? Thanks in advance for your help!
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