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Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Jean Marc Crochet Sancerre 2010, France

Long live Sauvignon Blanc. It’s grown all over the world and it takes on many different styles, but one thing is for sure – if you’re looking for fresh, crisp, clean, and appetizing wines, Sancerre is a solid go-to appellation. Deep in the heart of the Loire River Valley in France, Sauvignon Blanc reigns supreme […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Willm Pinot Blanc Reserve 2011, Alsace, France

Pinot Blanc is at home in Alsace in eastern France, where the cool air from the Black Forest, Vosges Mountains, and Rhine River help moderate the temperatures in this sub-Alpine area. The soil is a mix of limestone, sand, and salt, and the grapevines grow deep into the bedrock to capture water trapped within the […]