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Recession Busters

Recession Busters

Recommended $15 or less wines during November 2011

article originally featured in Washington Post Nov 1st 2011


Here are my monthly Recession Busters recommendations of wines costing $15 or less that offer great value. There are some unusual wines here that should interest adventurous palates.

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Vignoble Poiron-Dabin Pinot Gris Tradition 2010 Vignoble Poiron-Dabin Pinot Gris Tradition


Val de Loire, France, $12

This is an unusual wine: Pinot gris is rarely grown in the Loire Valley. It is also the reddest of the white grapes, and this wine evidently was left on its skins longer than usual, giving it a deep amber color. It resembles pinot gris from Alsace, at a fraction of the price. I recommend decanting the well-chilled wine 30 minutes before your Thanksgiving dinner to give the flavors a chance to develop.

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