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Being fabulously frugal means I hardly ever pay more than $25 for a bottle of wine except for the occasional splurge when I really want that expensive bottle of bubbly or French pinot noir. So I’m always more than a little excited to be invited to review the 25 Wines under $25 event that the Vancouver International Wine Festival offers every year.
James Nevison, The Province’s “Wine Guy” and author of the best-selling Had a Glass series of wine guides, was the host of this event and for the mere price of $59, 25 wines are on display to sample, all of which are priced under $25.
Just beware that as a girlie girl who loves sweet white wines and red wines that have silky soft tannins with none of the complexity of oak or aromas of tobacco or leather, my recommendations may not be yours so feel free to try them on your own. The following are my 2017 recommendations.
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|Argentina||Bodega Renancer||Punto Final Malbec 2015 ($16.99)||Just like a typical Argentina Malbec, this wine has plenty of sweet black plum aromas with oodles of dark cherry and black currants on the palate with soft, silky tannins.
|Australia||Yalumba Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling||Riesling 2016 ($19.99)||A light floral wine with lime pie aromas and green apples on the palate.
|BC||50th Parallel Estate||Pinot Gris 2015 ($19)||White peach, quince and ripe dried fig on the palate, very creamy and hint of spices.