CheapWineFinder Podcast

CheapWineFinder Podcast

Talking about remarkable wines that pair nicely with your wallet! Because we like to keep it cheap but excellent.


May 24, 2024 6 mins

The Delicious Monster White 2023- Trader Joe's $6 Monster Deal

This is a $5.99 wine from McGregor Winery from South Africa which was established in the 1940s.

The blend is 60% Chenin Blanc, 20% Muscat, and 205 Chardonnay.

The name comes from a local plant used in salads.

So is it a delicious wine?

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Maison Barboulot Cinsault Rosé 2023-Trader Joe's $6 Tasty French Rosé

Maison Barboulot has been a popular brand at TJ's with their Cabernet/Syrah value-priced wine.

These are Vin de Pays/IGP wines from vineyards in the Languedoc.

The Languedoc is the largest growing region in France and the place where French people get their value-priced wines.

You should too !

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Vignobles Lacheteau Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2023-TJ's $6.99 Bottle Of Goodness From The Loire Valley

If you love NZ Sauvignon Blanc, you need to know about the source  Valley Sau Blanc.

As awesome as Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc may be, the Loire Valley may well be better!

Touraine is a district inside of the Loire Valley where the  Sauvignon Blanc wine typically sells for about $15, Trader Joe&ap...

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Florifity French Rosé 2023-Aldi-$7.99-Pretty Good

This is a French Rosé with very California production details.

We do not know where exactly the grapes were grown, we don't even know which grapes are used!

This is very un-French.

What it is is vegan-friendly certified organic and very tasty!

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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020-Every Day Wine Done right!

This is a Chardonnay I found at my local wine shop selling for $6.99 but it had a $3 off coupon.

This Chardonnay does not have cheap production techniques.

It has warm-weather grapes combined with cool-weather grapes.

It has 57% oak barrel fermented and aged juice combined with stainless steel aged and fermented juice...

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Whispering Angel Rosé 2023-Mother's Day Special

Whispering Angel is a Rosé wine from Chateau D'ESCLANS (located not far from Sam Tropez) that jump-started the whole Rosé revolution.

They have several Provence wine brands with Whispering Angel balancing high-end production details with affordability

So how does it taste?

Like a warm day in the south of France while watching the yachts an...

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Daou Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc 2022-Affordable ($17) Luxury

This Sauv Blanc lists for $17 but can be found for several dollars less.
Doau is one of the elite wineries from the Pasi Robles AVA.

This is not their estate Sauvignon Blanc which is more expensive, it is sourced from contracted vineyards, but really good contracted vineyards.

How does it taste?

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Outlander Paso Robles Meritage 2022-Aldi-$8 Of Juicy Goodness

If you like your California Bordeaux ripe and juicy this is your wine.

It is a Blend Of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Merlot, the only Bordeaux-approved grape missing is Cabernet Franc.

Meritage is a California organization dedicated to the research and education of Bordeaux grapes, they collect a fee for using the Meritage name...

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Lucia Victoria Reserva Rioja 2018-Excellent $8.89 Costco Rioja

I can't believe this wine is selling for less than 9 bucks.

Rioja wines are some of the great wines of the world and this is an excellent Rioja wine.

Costco is an excellent place to find wine values.

A Reserva Rioja wine has  3 years of aging, 2 in the barrel and 1 in the bottle. 

This Rioja has 2 in French and American ...

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Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021-$6.89 Of Costco Goodness

This is a wine that sells at Costco for $6.89, much more elsewhere

This Pinot Noir splits the difference between Meiomi-style Pinots and Classic-style PInots.

More medium-bodied than the others.

Does it taste good?

Yes, it is an excellent affordable Pinot Noir!

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Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Saint-Emilion 2022-The Best $15 Merlot?

Saint-Emilion is a village on the Right Bank in Bordeaux and they do Merlot, between them and Pomerol they produce what may be the best Merlot in the world.

American value-priced wine drinkers barely know what Merlot is.

There are plenty of high-end California and Washington producers who can rock Merlot, But not so many value-pric...

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8 Plumas Sauvignon Blanc- Chill As A Summer Cooler

Plumas equals feathers... Plumas lead to Plumage.

Spain isn't well known for Sauvignon Blanc, but Aldi is well known for value-priced wine.

So is this match-up with Marlborough, New Zealand Sauv Blanc?

No, this is more of a hot summer poolside cooler.

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OVZ Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2021- Affordable Zinfandel Done Right!

Lodi is a great place to look for affordable wines.

The wineries are often over 100 years old.

OVZ is made by and family-owned wine company started in 1906.

This is my kind of Zinfandel!

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La Burgondie Cremant de Bourgogne Brut-Trader Joe's Delicious $11 French Bubbly!

I think I said in the Podcast that Burgundy is east of Paris, it isn't it is west of Paris.

I say something wrong in every podcast, I turn left when they say right.

I can't help it.

But the main focus of the PODCAST is that I always get it right.

This $10.99  Trader Joe's French Bubbly is...

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Aldi California Heritage Merlot-The $4.99 Food Wine!

The California Heritage Series of wine from Aldi is the new KING of cheap wine.

Every wine in the line that I have tasted is better than its $4.88 price tag.

Forget 2 Buck Check, Forget Aldi's Winking Owl, Forget Aldi's Hwy 5 Wines, the California Heritage wine is the new cheap boss in town.

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Aldi's Specially Selected Napa Valley Chardonnay 2021-Aldi Is Killing It!

This is a $10.99 Napa Valley Chardonnay, big deal, right?

Napa is about place and people and this Chardonnay is Napa generic.

Is that Bad? No, not when the wine is $10.99.

It tastes like Napa and costs like California.

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Trader Joe's Reserve Rasteau Cru 2022-What Is A Rasteau?

This is a Trader Joe's $9.99 wine that just happens to have a Cru designation.

Cru is the top of French wine designations, in Bordeaux, there are First Growth wines, but in the Southern Rhone Valley, this is it.

TJ's does not give any info on this wine but it tastes like a GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre).

And the interplay b...

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Porto 6 Vinho Tinto 2021-Trader Joe's $6 Portuguese Red

Well actually $5.99, six-buck wine shouldn't taste this good, but it does.

Portuguese wine is interesting,  they do not care what the rest of the wine world is doing.

They do what is right for Portuguese wine.

Value-priced wine has always been a staple of Portuguese wine and they are very good at making it!

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Juggernaut Sonoma Coast Chardonnay-Upscale @ A Value Price!

This Chardonnay is a brand from Bogle Family Vineyards a 6th generation winery from the Clarksburg AVA.

The Sonoma Coast AVA is a high-end Chardonnay and Pinot Noir AVA .

The wines from here can sell for $50 and up.

So this $15 Sonoma Coast AVA CHardonna y for BOgle Family Wines is special.

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Gruet Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine- The Best Champagne-Style Value Wine?

Yeah, Maybe it is.

It is hard to be definitive with wine because every year is a new harvest, but Gruet has been rocking the  Sparkling wine thing for years.

Then when you find out it is a French wine House with a New Mexico outpost the whole thing gets intriguing.

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