Best Affordable Wines
If there’s one thing I have learned from my parents, it’s always to have a good bottle of wine on hand. Definitely not the most important lesson, but one that sticks with me, especially when the holidays roll around.
My parents are seasoned vets when it comes to hosting guests for the holidays. Both were born and raised in the South, so southern hospitality runs through our veins. Growing up, they embraced an open door policy, and I have carried that same principle into my new home.
How to Choose Wines for a Crowd
There is nothing more therapeutic than uncorking a bottle of wine and catching up with family and friends during the holidays. We get to visit with our biggest crowd on Christmas Day when we host our annual brunch, but we encourage “pop-ins” all season long!
One important aspect of being a good host is to offer a glass of wine or other beverage to your guests when they arrive. If your friends and family are anything like ours, they eagerly accept, so having a bountiful supply of adult grape juice is a necessity!
Best Red Wines Under $20
Here are some of the best inexpensive red wines we like to keep on hand, as they embody great flavor, but won’t completely break the bank.
Josh Cabernet ($12-$15)
The Cab ($14)
Dark Horse Cab ($10)
Apothic Red ($10)
14 Hands Cab ($12)
Bogle Red Blend ($17)
Best White Wines Under $20
Whether entertaining a crowd or just a few friends, you can’t go wrong with any of these lower cost selections.
Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay ($10-$12)
J Vineyard Pinot Gris ($15)
William Hill Chardonnay ($15)
Estancia Pinot Grigio ($10-$15)