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Old 09-11-2015, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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The best cheap wine, IMHO, tends to be Rossi by the gallon jug or so.

Carlo Rossi - Jug Wine - Sangria, Burgundy and more

At $10-12 for a gallon (the above site might not be a gallon but these are:
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they undercut the 750 ml bottles easily.

It's a pretty good wine, but I've gone romantic with having wine racks and such, so I'm long out of the buying of it. Further, since it is a jug, it may be difficult to pour, hence having potential spillage.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Guys and gals, do you have any suggestions. Something to have on hand for making sauces, stews, general cooking and the occasional drink with dinner. I am thinking $5 or less a bottle. The wine we keep right now is Beringer Bold& Balanced Cabernet Sauvignon its $3.99 a bottle and its from Argentina. I must say its really good, and quite palatable for the price.
Beringer is a Napa Valley wine. How is it from Argentina?

I like Trader Joes Two Buck Chuck.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Many states do not carry wine in the aldi's stores.
Not all Trader Joe's do, either. Various states do not allow the sale of various alcohol in grocery stores/stores not designated liquor stores. We live on a state line, and we can get wine at the TJ's, Aldi, Target, convenience stores, etc. in one state, and not at the same stores when located on the other side of the road in the other state.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I am not a lover of any wines that are even moderately sweet. I have 2 favorites that are in the $5 price range in our region; 1-Linderman has one that ranges from about $4.50 to $5.50 depending on whether on sale or not and Cul de Sac is another. I also picked up a Malbec yesterday for about $5 but I don't remember what brand and haven't had it yet. Malbec is our favorite, followed by a Pinot.
If you like Malbec, try looking for Alamos Malbec. Usually $8 or less in these parts.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Menage a Trois, usually sold at Costco for $8 a bottle, is a pretty nice cheap wine that works fine for the table and tastes great in pasta sauces and such.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Not sure where you live that you're finding drinkable wine for under $5/bottle....If you only have an "occasional" glass and an occasional use for cooking, I'd probably go for a boxed wine (Black Box?) simply because you won't waste it if you are only using/drinking a bit here and there.

If you actually plan on using some for cooking then drinking the remainder of the bottle (red wine doesn't really keep well IMO) then I'd up my ante a bit. A lot of variety available in the $7-10 range.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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Beringer is a Napa Valley wine. How is it from Argentina?

I like Trader Joes Two Buck Chuck.
The low end Beringer sources the wine from Argentina because its good quality and cheaper. The entry level chardonnay is indeed from Napa Valley.
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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Two buck or what ever is on special at Costco. I live right in the middle in Zinfandel country so I constantly picking up world class Zins on the cheap.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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I am thinking $5 or less a bottle. The wine we keep right now is Beringer Bold& Balanced Cabernet Sauvignon its $3.99 a bottle and its from Argentina. I must say its really good, and quite palatable for the price.

And I thought I was a cheap SOB! Anyway the cheapest bottle of wine that I've ever seen in these here parts is around $7.99. Personally I can't find anything half drinkable for less that $11.00. Sorry.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Apothic is good, between 7-8 bucks.
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