Impress Your Friends with These Affordable Wines
Buying wine for a dinner party can be stressful. Either you’re hosting and you want to please the palates of all of your guests, or you’re the guest and you want to bring something that impresses everyone else.
Have no fear, it is fairly simple! If you know what’s for dinner, that definitely helps. Traditionally, red meats are served with red wines, as the tannins help accentuate the earthy flavors of the meat. Whites are served with fish, vegetables and chicken, as they tend to be lighter in flavor. If you don’t know what’s being served, that’s okay too. It’s perfectly acceptable to bring a bottle of wine simply as a gift, rather than something that must be served with dinner that evening.
The best part is that you don’t have to break the bank just to impress your friends. These days, many great wine producers are creating delicious, simple bottles of wine for very low prices.
Check out our list below for the 10 Most Affordable Wines To Serve at Dinner Parties.
Joseph Drouhin 2001 Chablis: A Chablis is like the cooler older brother to the Bourgogne Blanc. This beautiful Chablis will pair well with many fish dishes, given its delicious citrus and honey flavors. $10
Pacific Rim 2014 Sweet Riesling: If you’re looking for an affordable dessert wine, look no further than this Riesling. It’s sweet and full of honey and peach flavors, with nice acidic orange flavor to balance it out. $11
Emeri NV Frost Moscato: A Moscato is an excellent choice for a dinner party, especially if you’re the guest, because it isn’t necessary relevant to the meal being served. Sweet and delicious, this dessert wine will please everyone at the table, including your host. $12
Cupcake 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon: Here’s a deal you just can’t beat! It’s diverse flavors include peppercorn, strawberry, mocha, and even herbs, giving it a well-rounded, exciting taste. Perfect for a summer barbecue! $11
Sand Point 2014 Sauvignon Blanc: From the Central Valley in California, this delicate white wine is crisp and acidic. The white pepper and lemon flavors give it a bold and vibrant presence. $12
Acrobat 2014 Pinot Gris: American-born in Oregon, this Pinot Gris is lush and creamy, and full of yummy pear flavors. The apple and tangerine notes give it a crisp and clean finish. $13
Angeline 2012 Sauvignon Blanc: Hailing from the ever-popular Russian River Valley, this Sauvignon Blanc is sure to impress with its papaya and gooseberry flavors. $15
Hahn 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon: Made in California, this cab is slightly herbal and minty. With its excellent price, try it with your next dinner party, especially if you’re serving red meat. $15
Protea 2014 Chenin Blanc: Out of South Africa, this tasty white is pleasantly tart with it’s many ripe, green flavors, like pear, plum and melon rind. It’s crisp and refreshing, excellent for a summer night. $18
Conn Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon: Rated highly from Wine Enthusiast, this delicious Cabernet is a product of multiple vineyards through the Conn Creek family. Its complex fruit flavors make it a deliciously simple bottle to enjoy with friends. $25