I like my wine just as much as the next person but I also do not like paying high dollars for my bottles.
If you like bubbly this is one of my absolute favorites and my go-to for bubbly - I drink it alone or mixed with OJ for a delish mimosa. A bottle is around $13 which is worth it in my eyes.
La Marca Prosecco
For something a little sweeter hubs and I love Martini and Rossi Asti. This bottle has all the bubble and not the dryness. Hubs like sweeter wines so this is the perfect medium for us. This bottle retails around $12
Whites...and not so bubbly
I do not favor Sauvignons over Pinot Grigios over Moscatos - I do not play favorites, I am an equal opportunist when it comes to wine. I do play favorites when it comes to taste - no dryness please. These are my favorites - at bargain prices which is even better.
Nobilo - Sauvignon Blanc - retails for $9 to $13. Has a hint of pineapple and grapefruit - YUM!
Casal Garcia is my favorite bargain buy at around $6 to $9 (Serve very cold, or if you can't wait throw some cubes in, no judging here!) This is the perfect little glass of fun on a hot day...or any day
I discovered this bottle at a wine tasting at a friends and was a staple in our fridge for awhile. Starborough Sauvignon Blanc - it has a tropical fruit taste. So pick this bottle up for about $9 pour a glass and pretend you are on the beach.
I am not the biggest fan of reds, but I have come across a couple recently that I have really enjoyed. These are not dry, like I mentioned before I don't care for dry, only if I am making sangria.
Cummins Road - Pinot Noir - This one is a tad pricier - around $18 to $22 but great to pick up as a gift.
The Chateau St. Jean 2010 is my recent favorite that has gotten me into liking reds. This Merlot retails for around $10. Flavors of blackberry and chocolate? Yes please.
Yellow Tail is a great go to - I have tried most of these and not been disappointed. They retail for around $5 to $7 and gets the job done
Menage A Trois is another budget friendly wine that retails for around $10 to $12
If you are feeling particularly fancy then I would pick up some Two Buck Chuck at Trader's Joes. We just got one in the area so I had to pick up a few bottles. Retails for $2.99 - great on the wallet!
There are a few others that I did not add, but what are some of your favorites? Cheers!