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Best Cheap Wine: Our Picks Under 30 Dollars

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 6, 2016 12:34:04 PM


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Don’t let the title fool you. We know there are some terrific and even amazing wines that are affordable, approachable, and cost less than three Hamilton’s. But what about the great divide between your favorite truly inexpensive finds and those special once-a-year wines? That’s what we’re talking about – a list of the 10 best cheap wines for under $30 per bottle.

Of course, these are just the tip of the vineyard, so to speak. With so many wines from which to choose, we could make you a list a day and still have plenty to share. And we’ve included some bottles that fit under our $30 limit because they’re currently on sale – so grab them while the price is right.

2008 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape – Sale Price $29.99

This is a beautiful bottle of a fabulous Chateauneuf du Pape – silky and richly textured. 

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – $29.99

From Oregon’s largest region, Willamette Valley is known for its Pinot Noir.

Pronunciation helper: Willamette rhymes with damn it – and this bottle has sweet, delicate aromas of raspberry, licorice, and violets, with a juicy entry and silky mouthfeel. 

Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon – $27.99

A Napa Valley Cabernet that’s fruity, elegant, and exhibits soft tannins. Open this bottle, grill a filet mignon, and enjoy. 

Barone Ricasoli 'Castello di Brolio' Chianti Classico – $26.99

This Sangiovese from Tuscany is an Italian classic that’s perfect with a plate of lasagna, lamb stew, or mushroom risotto. Just perfect.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild Gran Corte – Sale Price $25.99

This magnificent Malbec from Argentina is described as round, rich, and ready to drink. Perfect with beef, aged cheese.

Alexis Bailly 'Hastings Reserve' $24.99

This is a locally produced Minnesota favorite dessert wine made in the style of a Ruby Port. Here’s a great sipper to match rich chocolate desserts, nut tarts, dried fruit, ripe pears, and freshly cracked walnuts with a plate of blue cheese. 

Scharffenberger Brut Rose – $24.99

This Rosé Sparkling Wine from North Coast, California is a perfect way to say I Love You – on Valentine’s Day or any other time. Flavors are layered, round, fresh, fruity and long. It pairs beautifully with seafood for two.

Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino – Sale Price $19.99

Huge savings on this Tucson Sangiovese while supplies last. Fruity bouquet with red berry notes. Very well structured, mellow, long-lasting flavor, with smooth, velvety tannins. Serving suggestions: pasta with meat sauce, roasted and grilled meats, medium strength cheeses.

At Haskell’s, we can’t help but be excited to talk wine. Come on in and let us help you explore the world of wine. We’re ready to help you find the perfect wine to match your taste and style.

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Founded in 1934, Haskell’s has championed fine wines for over 80 years. We have 13 wine stores in Minnesota, two delis and one restaurant. As one of the top wine shops in North America, Haskell’s is known for legendary service and one of the finest collections of wine, beer and spirits. Led by Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell, and the Farrell family, Haskell’s continues to be at the forefront of the wine scene throughout the world. Haskell’s also can ship wine, beer & spirits all throughout the world, the U.S. and we deliver locally. 

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