I pride myself in being a wine cheapskate as I don't think you should pay more for pleasure than you have to. And these days, you don't have to as you can find terrific wines in the liquor store at great prices. Here are my top five bargain bottles at the moment.
We were tasting a flight of Barbarescos, the northern Italian wine from Piedmont. The guy behind the booth waxed poetic about the wine's nuanced flavours, marveling at its rustic leather notes mixing with dark fruit, tea leaves and rose petal. "I get none of that," I thought to myself.