Click Wine Group
, a privately held, Seattle
-based company that owns and imports wine from around the world, features a great selection of recession-friendly vintages with average prices of between $10 - $13. Their Global Wine Collection consists of signature varietals from world-class appellations with easy to pronounce (and sometimes amusing) names and appealing, consumer friendly packaging aimed at taking the intimidation out of wine. They have something for virtually every palate and summertime occasion.Fat Bastard
To craft Fat Bastard Chardonnay, grapes are sourced from all over France
's Languedoc-Roussillon region. The golden yellow wine with pale-green tints has expressive stone-fruit aromas with soft floral undertones and well-balanced citrus and acacia notes. Soft oak gives warmth and balance to the palate. Serve with fresh crab or shrimp, or with a roasted pork tenderloin and vegetables. Try also: Rosé.
2 Up Shiraz:
Named for a popular game of chance in Australia
, 2 Up is an elegant, intense and exceptional quality Shiraz
that is hand-crafted from a blend of grapes carefully selected from highly prized local vineyards.
According to Robert Parker
of the Wine Advocate
, 2 Up represents "the type of wine value that simply can't be found in California
." Goes well with Italian dishes, ribs, and grilled meats such as aged beef and lamb. Root: 1
is one of the very few grape growing regions in the world where original European rootstocks have survived, producing the intense fruit flavor and authentic varietal character of Root: 1 wines. Rich ruby color with aromas of ripe berries and soft plum are followed by tastes of black cherry, soft vanilla and dark chocolate characterize their Cabernet. Artfully accompanies grilled meats, ripe cheeses, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and chocolate. Try also: Chardonnay.