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Affordable Every Day Wines

Affordable Every Day Wines

There’s something to be said for every day wines. They are your any occasion go-to bottles perfect for weeknight pizza or bringing to a friend’s house for a casual dinner. These are not the ones you store in the cellar for a special occasion as they’re not meant to age particularly well and have a pricing sweet spot of around $15.

One thing you’ll want to keep in mind when shopping for every day wines is to stick with newer vintages. These wines are meant to be drunk fresh, so finding the most recent vintage is important. Explore our collection of every day wine varietals that are as affordable as they are delicious.

Sparkling

Mondoro Sparkling Asti Spumante
Highly rated, it is a light, sparkling option that offers a slightly sweet, fruity experience. The pale yellow-green color is attractive as well. 

Freixenet Cava Carta
A great option for toasting since its crisp and fruity flavors are perfect on their own. You’ll notice hints of peach and apple as you sip this value wine.

Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad
Offering notes of citrus and brioche, this crisp cava, or Spanish sparkling wine, is aged for five years. The hand-blown bottle with pewter decorations looks impressive as well.

Rosé

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé
Dry, with mouthwatering acidity. This is a fuller-bodied rosé from South Africa, with raspberry and orange/grapefruit flavors.

Reds

19 Crimes Red Blend
A red blend bears the same traits as those banished to Australia. Defiant by nature, bold in character. Always uncompromising. It’s a taste you’ll never forget.

Qupé Syrah
California Syrah with an Old World soul: big, juicy, black and purple fruit with earth, clay, smoke/mocha, and fresh herbal nuances.

Hess Select North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
Although most of the great wines of the world come from specific vineyards, most of the great affordable wines of the world are a blend of grapes from many different sites—as is the case with Hess’s spicy, black cherry–rich Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel
Bogle farms more than 1,200 acres of wine grapes in the Sacramento Delta—some of which go into Bogle’s jammy, luscious Old Vine Zinfandel, one of the best Zinfandel deals on the market.

Whites

Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay
Vineyard ownership means control over viticulture practices, and that’s why this wine—despite its vast production—remains delicious: rich but finely focused, its flavors suggesting ripe mangos and pears.

Pewsey Vale Riesling
It’s just short of breathtaking with a great finish. A beautiful wine that highlights how wonderfully underrated riesling is.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Voignier
Year in and year out, this is one of California’s top wine values. A blend of Chenin and Viognier that offers tingles on the tongue, with vibrant mandarin orange and melon flavors.

Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc
Though no longer owned by the Mondavi family, this is still one of Napa Valley’s defining estates, producing wines ranging from its age-worthy Reserve Cabernet to its citrus-scented Napa Valley Fumé Blanc.

Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
A compulsively drinkable Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. It’s crisp and zesty, with a solid acidity that underlines the punchy lime, grapefruit and passion fruit flavors

Yalumba Y Series Viognier
Winemaker Louisa Rose wields a deft hand with both whites and reds, and her talents particularly shine in this focused white, which stays away from the overripe peachiness that often mars inexpensive viognier. Instead it’s aromatic and vivid.

If you’re looking for a wine to accompany your weekday dinner, or maybe just a cap to your long day, we have the best connoisseurs to help you pick that every day (but not basic) wine.

Spec's

Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. We now operate over 150 stores all over the great state of Texas and offer a large selection of wines, spirits and finer foods.

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