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Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) Goes Public!!!

Wines for a Jack$on takes center stage in Eataly Vino NYC

The deeper down the rabbit hole you follow Bacchus, the more you search for value and quality. Years ago I chose $20 as a benchmark to separate the wheat the from the chaff in the world of value wine. Not all were great, […]

Wines for a Jack$on (under $20) – Chateau Larose – Trintaudon, Bordeaux, France 2005

It’s increasingly harder to find great wines under $20 from European wine producing countries. One must account for the Euro’s dominance of the dollar pretty much since its inception in the early 2000s. The high exchange rate and the rise in fuel charges have pushed many $15 wines into the $20+ range. There’s another factor […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Garaudet Monthelie “Cuvee Paul” 2005, Burgundy, France

Burgundy remains one of the premier winemaking zones in the world. It’s a unique landscape, and it’s proven itself to be the place to make great Pinot Noir wines. There is also such a great diversity from vineyard to vineyard and from producer to producer that it takes a lifetime, and then some, to ever […]