How to Be an “Indie” Wine Giver

This is a very important topic. We are talking about wine and the difference between those that are inexpensive and well priced vs. those that are just inexpensive. Not many everyday occurrences and missteps are worse than ingesting bad wine or having your guests join in. It can ruin their night and entire following day and isn’t each day a gift? Yes.

If you’re an “Indie” wine giver, this is like the guy in the room who introduces the crowd to a cool band they’ve never heard of. The sound isn’t “refined,” it’s fun, light and makes the party. Be the indie guy or girl in the wine department. Here are some sexy choices ranging from $14-$25.

Heron Pinot Noir 2009 California:  $14-$16

Heron Pinot Noir 2009 California

Heron has no bite and is so airy. Fabulous.

Chelsea Goldschmidt 2009 Dry Creek Merlot Alexander Valley: $15-18

Goldschmidt is my favorite for the price

Goldschmidt is my favorite for the price.

Goldschmidt is amazing and tastes like a $50 bottle. Don’t accidentally get the Cabernet. Big mistake. This label is named after his daughter. They also have a Hilary and Katherine label.

Torii Mor Pinot Noir 2008 Williamette Valley, Oregon: $20-$24

Famous guys at Joe’s Wines in Midtown Memphis introduced this to me. It didn’t disappoint).

Famous guys at Joe’s Wines in Midtown Memphis introduced this to me. It didn’t disappoint.

Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley: $17-21

Au Bon Climat for the beautiful taste as well as packaging

Au Bon Climat for the beautiful taste as well as packaging

Ok, I know I’ve inundated you with Pinots! Just love Au Bon Climat for the beautiful taste as well as packaging. I’m a sucker for the iridescent pink label. Very old Hollywood and girly.

Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon 07 North Coast, California: $17-20

This wine is just easy. Great by itself and with food

This wine is just easy. Great by itself and with food.

Markham Merlot 2005 Napa Valley: $22-25

This wine is lively and really worth a try.

This wine is lively and really worth a try.

Markham is safe and appeals to a large demographic of pallets. However, safe doesn’t mean boring.

Do you have any “go to” indie wine gives? Love to hear and let me know what you think if you try any of the above mentioned. Have a wonderful, positive week!

Comments

  1. Michelle Charles says

    Everyone of these wines look amazing and Here I sit with no wine at all. I am writing these down and heading to the store I will let you know which one is the best.

  2. healthy chick says

    Michelle, I am laughing so hard. Pickings are slim in Vegas and had to dive deep to find something worth drinking! You make me smile. Love ya. C

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