Taken from another discussion ("Have you researched your local 'boutique' wine store?" http://www.chowhound.com/topics/426352 ), what country and/or region do you think produces the best QPR wines (i.e.: the best value for the money)?
For the sake of this discussion, let's try to avoid the plummetting dollar vs. foreign currancies, and just look at the market as it is today.
Clearly much depends upon one's own personal taste preference -- it doesn't matter how mnya people rave about that $$$$ bottle of Shiraz from Antartica -- if I don't like it, it's not a very good wine TO ME, and I'm not going to buy it. Conversely, even if that bottle of Icelandic Pinot Noir is only $1.99, if I don't like the way it tastes, it holds no QPR for me. Be that as it may . . .
While I don't think anyplace on the planet makes better jug wines than California does, I don't think there is anyplace on the planet that offers better QPR than France. Spain and Portugal, along with Italy, come close behind . . . for me.
What about you?