Great Wines Under $20
By, Elyse Luray
I’m the type of person who likes to find something I like and stick to it. It’s not so much because I’m a creature of habit, but more because I hate being disappointed when I try something new and don’t like it. Nothing can spoil my mood quite like a bad meal, or even worse, a bad glass of wine (yes, there is such a thing as a bad bottle of wine).
Well, gone are the days of drinking the same wine over and over, because I have a reference guide not only to delicious wines, but also affordable ones. Elyse Luray has taken the guess work and mystery out of wine shopping. Her book, Great Wines Under $20, eliminates the wandering around, reading labels and trying to find the perfect, affordable bottle of wine.
Her book includes how to read a label on a bottle of wine, the question of corks, food pairings, chilling or non-chilling, the types of wines, regions, her Top 10 Affordable Wine gifts and more! The 256 page book includes, 100 top red and 100 top white wines with bold, bright colored pictures, pricing, taste descriptions, and where the wine comes from as well as the maker.
After receiving Great Wines Under $20 I decided to go out on a limb and took my book to my favorite wine retailer. I bought three bottles of wine I had seen numerous times and never tried based on Elyse’s book. The first Box O’ Birds was under $14, just as described, and made a great pairing with a dinner of sauteed veggies, rice and grilled mahi-mahi topped with pineapple salsa. My next new bottle was J Wine Pinot Gris, again under $14, and had a delicious hint of margarita lime! One of my new favorites! And last, but not least, was a bottle of Arrogant Frog Chardonny Viognier which was less than $9 and a surprising new favorite!
So pick up a copy of Great Wines Under $20 for yourself, and grab a few more copies for your wine loving friends! It would make a great gift paired with a bottle of wine suggested in the book! Order yours here:
Great Wines Under $20: Be the Toast of the Party Without Breaking the Bank