For entertaining your closest friends, relaxing after a long day at work, or accompanying a dinner for 2, wine is the perfect beverage selection to sip and savor. With so many varieties available of red, white, dry, sweet, and sparkling wines, it can be hard to choose the right bottle. A common misconception is that the more expensive the bottle of wine, the better it will taste. However, there are many selections to please the palate that are under $15. We've compiled our favorite wines under $15 that will leave you wanting one more glass...or maybe 2.
Cigar Zin Zinfandel, $12.99
For a rich red wine with a hint of spice, Cigar Zin Zinfandel is the perfect accompaniment to foods with robust flavor. Notes of blackberries and other exotic fruits shine through, but do not overpower your menu selections. This is a great wine to sip by itself as well.
Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon, $10.99
Walking down the grocery store aisle, Bogle is a common name you will see among the bottles. Our favorite is the Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon, with tastes of black cherries and currants. Earthy tones and a slight taste of tobacco enrich this well-balanced selection. Bogle Vineyards produce quality wines at an affordable price, and are a great go-to option.
Bodega Elena De Mendoza Malbec, $7.99
With rich flavors of blackberries, deep cherry, plums, and dark chocolate, this Malbec from Argentina is a satisfying complement to any juicy steak or barbecue entree. Argentina is known for it's Malbec wines, and this is a great affordable option for a taste of this notable wine region.
California Crush by Tyler Florence, $10.99
This custom red blend is a light, enjoyable wine made from a variety of California grapes and only found at Target. It's fruity, simple taste is the perfect pairing for any selection or for an after dinner drink. Florence also features a Pink Moscato if that is more your flavor.
Kalbarri Chardonnay, $8.99
From Australia, this vibrant, white wine has accents of citrus and nut flavors, pairing well with chicken dishes, creamy sauces, and spicy bites. The Kookaburra, the bird of the Kalbarri region, is known for it's laughing, making this the perfect choice for entertaining with friends and laughter.
Apothic White Blend, $10.99
A combination of Chardonnay, Riesling, and Moscato flavors make up this light, fruity white blend. Bold notes of peaches, pineapple, and honey make this smooth wine pair well with seafood selections or Thai dishes. The Apothic Red Blend is also an enjoyable wine in the same price range.
Villa Alena Moscato d'Asti, $7.99
Exclusively found at Trader Joe's, this sparkling wine is a refreshing, sweet pick that is perfect for a summer night or a celebration with a toast. Flavors of peach, apricots, and apples complement light desserts and chicken dishes, but this Moscato is also is a delightful wine to sip without any accompaniments. With a low alcohol content and a reasonable price, make sure to stock up on plenty of this to dazzle your guests.