Do you go to your local liquor store for a bottle of wine and cluelessly wander up and down the aisles? I certainly have done that in the past. So many bottles of wine, so much of it so very expensive.
And, asking for advice on inexpensive white wine is difficult. I have received advice about which countries to stay away from, which countries I should definitely buy -- and often the advice is conflicting. People want to know what I am going to eat with my wine. Eat? Do I have to eat with it? Okay, in that case, chips and hummus. Do you have a wine to go with that? Oh, and it has to cost less than the hummus and chips.
I know I am not alone out here. So I'm donning my DIY mixology cap and have compiled my own white wine list.
This is a wine list for those of us who enjoy drinking white wine, but know nothing about it -- other than knowing whether or not we like it. There are no terms like "oaky" or "full bodied." We prefer terms like "good" or "not good," or better yet, "after a few glasses it isn't too bad."
This is a wine list for people who do not swirl their wine glass and stick their noses inside said glass. It's for people who DO NOT spit, at least intentionally. As a matter of fact, we view the spitting out of good wine as a sacrilege. This is the wine list for people who fill the wine glass to the top and take hearty sips. A list for people who like to impress their friends with how little they spent on that delicious white wine they are drinking.
These are wines I can personally vouch for as a cheap white wine aficionado. I have had all of them in the past, oh let's say, month. Even better, they all retail for well under $10 a bottle.
5 Summer Whites(click thumbnails to view gallery)
So tell me, what is your favorite cheap white wine?