Popular Wines

Popular Wines
As magical and enigmatic as the world of wine can be, it’s not always easy to find your way around. Every day, inexperienced wine enthusiasts try to explore new blends and end up with a shopping list that their budget simply cannot support. Every high-quality wine is a unique, important experience, one that opens a person’s taste palate to a whole new world of flavor and pleasure. Something primal awakens within, urging you to find new and more compelling aromas and textures. But with so much to choose from, where do you begin?

When it comes to wine, popular blends are relatively common for a reason. They serve as an excellent entry point into the world of fine wine, and studying them lets you understand more obscure, complicated wines out there. A collection has to start somewhere, and these blends are often easier to get and help you develop your taste. Imagine bonding with your friends and family over a brand you’re all familiar with and able to appreciate to its fullest. Good wine offers something new, yet vaguely familiar with each glass, as your mouth picks up on subtleties in the liquid that tempt you further and inspire thought and introspection, uncorking new conversation topics and improving the mood no matter the situation.

If you’re looking for safe picks, you want to set your sights on quality brands from Italy, France, and Spain. A glass of sultry Sangiovese or Trebbiano Toscano can liven up a family meal and impress even the stuffiest guests while being a perfect partner to any traditional Italian dish you can think of. One taste of a Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay is enough to let France stand out as a breeding ground of divine, elegant elixirs that can fit the taste of any enthusiast. Meanwhile, Spain offers powerful blends such as Garnacha, Bobal, or Tempranillo, helping you create memorable moments out of even the most ordinary evening. And this is only scratching the surface.

Our goal is to introduce you to popular, tested brands the same way we would introduce you to a potential soulmate. With the right mood and some good timing, you can develop a healthy, pleasurable relationship with wine that lasts a lifetime.

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  1. 1990 francois pinon vouvray goutte dor Loire (Other)
    1990 Francois Pinon Vouvray Goutte d'Or
    97
    JG
    (Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or”- Domaine François Pinon) I had never previously tasted the 1990 Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or” from Domaine Fran&cced..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  2. 2015 damien laureau savennieres le bel ouvrage Loire (Other)
    2015 Damien Laureau Savennieres le Bel Ouvrage
    96
    DEC
    Intense and focused, mainly from schistous soils, giving the wine a dart-like precision. Fermented and aged in barrel (10% new), yet there’s no sense of oakiness nor creamy o..." Learn More
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    As low as $46.99
  3. 2016 domaine serge dagueneau & filles pouilly fume clos des chaudoux Loire (Other)
    2016 Domaine Serge Dagueneau & Filles Pouilly Fume Clos des Chaudoux
    92
    WE
    Harvested from a small parcel, less than four acres, this wine is in perfect condition. It is balanced, with white fruit and citrus coming together, led by the acidity. It is devel..." Learn More
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    As low as $28.95
  4. 2017 domaine de la pepiere muscadet de sevre-et-maine chateau thebaud Bugundy White
    2017 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine Chateau Thebaud
    94
    VM
    The 2017 Château Thébaud has spent three and a half years building the mid palate to an elegant yet silken core. It is a quiet wine that is rather meditative and cares..." Learn More
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    As low as $24.99
  5. 2017 francois pinon vouvray brut Sparkling
    2017 Francois Pinon Vouvray Brut
    92
    JG
    (Vouvray Brut- Domaine François et Julien Pinon) Though the Pinon family makes both a Brut and a Non-Dosé bottling of Vouvray Pétillant, and the wines hail fro..." Learn More
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    As low as $24.99
  6. 2017 jonathan didier pabiot pouilly-fume predilection Loire (Other)
    2017 Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly-Fume Predilection
    92
    RP
    The 2017 Pouilly Fumé Prédilection is from several terraces on Muschelkalk soils and located closer to the Loire, so they benefit from cool afternoon breezes and nigh..." Learn More
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    As low as $33.99
  7. 2018 domaine du closel savennieres clos papillon Loire (Other)
    2018 Domaine du Closel Savennieres Clos Papillon
    95
    DEC
    Drought and scorching heat during the summer marked this very interesting vintage. Bottled in January 2020. A bit of grassiness as well as menthol and mineral-like notes infuse the..." Learn More
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    As low as $47.99
  8. 2018 ladoucette pouilly fume baron de l Loire White
    2018 Ladoucette Pouilly Fume Baron de L
    91
    RP
    Issuing as usual from old vines in several St Andelain sites (both Kimmeridgian and flinty), Ladoucette’s 2008 Pouilly-Fume Baron de L represents the latest in a line that co..." Learn More
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    As low as $129.00
  9. 2019 domaine laporte sancerre le grand rochoy Sancerre
    2019 Domaine Laporte Sancerre Le Grand Rochoy
    95
    WE
    This wine is full of powerful white fruits that are densely textured and concentrated. The fruits bring a mineral texture that adds to the richness and complex structure. The wine ..." Learn More
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    As low as $35.99
  10. 2019 domaine yves martin sancerre chavignol la cote des monts damnes Sancerre
    2019 Domaine Yves Martin Sancerre Chavignol La Cote des Monts Damnes
    92+
    JG
    (Sancerre- Domaine Yves Martin (Chavignol)) Pierre Martin is making superb wines right now and he is one of the under the radar, top producers in the village of Chavignol (the Vosn..." Learn More
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    As low as $29.99
  11. 2019 gerard fiou sancerre terroir silex Loire (Other)
    2019 Gerard Fiou Sancerre Terroir Silex
    92
    JG
    (Sancerre “Terroir Silex”- Domaine Gérard Fiou (Saint-Satur)) The Sancerre “Terroir Silex” from Monsieur Fiou is a lovely wine made from sixty-four y..." Learn More
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    As low as $22.99
  12. 2019 huet vouvray le haut lieu sec Loire (Other)
    2019 Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec
    95
    JG
    (Vouvray “Le Haut Lieu” Sec- Domaine Huët) Domaine Huët has only produced four cuvées in 2019, as the vintage has produced such perfect raw materials f..." Learn More
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    As low as $33.99
  13. 2019 Lauverjat Sancerre Blanc
    2019 Lauverjat Sancerre Blanc
    92+
    JG
    (Sancerre- Domaine Karine Lauverjat (Sury en Vaux)) The 2019 Sancerre from Karine Lauverjat is a very refined example on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet wafting from the..." Learn More
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    As low as $22.99
  14. 2019 pinon vouvray sec Loire White
    2019 Pinon Vouvray Sec
    93
    JG
    The 2019 Vouvray Sec from François and Julien Pinon is a lovely young wine, offering up impressive precision and soil signature on both the nose and palate. The bouquet waft..." Learn More
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    As low as $22.95
  15. 2019 vincent pinard sancerre cuvee flores Sancerre
    2019 Vincent Pinard Sancerre Cuvee Flores
    95
    DEC
    Based in the wine village of Bué, Vincent Pinard is among the best producers of Sancerre. Vincent is now takes a back seat with the 27 hectare domaine run meticulously by hi..." Learn More
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    As low as $32.99
  16. 2020 alphonse mellot sancerre la moussiere Sancerre
    2020 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussiere
    92
    DEC
    Alphonse Mellot is based in the heart of the town of Sancerre. La Moussière is a large parcel of vines planted on marls overlaying Kimmeridgian limestone to the west of the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $27.99
  17. 2020 domaine claude riffault sancerre les boucauds Sancerre
    2020 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Boucauds
    92
    VM
    The 2020 Les Boucauds is a Sancerre about precision and texture. It's a little reticent, having only been put in bottle several weeks before tasting, so don't expect much on the no..." Learn More
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    As low as $32.99
  18. 2020 domaine claude riffault sancerre les chasseignes Sancerre
    2020 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes
    93
    RP
    From gravelly limestone soils and made with fruit from nearly a dozen east- and southeast-facing parcels at 275 meters in altitude, the 2020 Sancerre Les Chasseignes opens with an ..." Learn More
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    As low as $38.99
  19. 2020 Domaine Laporte Sancerre Le Grand Rochoy
    2020 Domaine Laporte Sancerre Le Grand Rochoy
    ..." Learn More
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    As low as $39.99
  20. 2020 domaine vacheron sancerre Sancerre
    2020 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre
    92
    WE
    This rich wine also shows great style and balance. Dense white fruits with a young herbal element are helped by tangy acidity. The wine has potential, so wait to drink until 2023. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $42.99
  21. 2020 domaine yves martin sancerre chavignol Sancerre
    2020 Domaine Yves Martin Sancerre Chavignol
    92+
    JG
    (Sancerre- Domaine Yves Martin (Chavignol)) The regular bottling of Sancerre from Domaine Yves Martin is fermented with natural yeasts and raised in stainless steel tanks. This is ..." Learn More
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    As low as $12.99
  22. 2020 huet vouvray le haut lieu demi-sec Loire (Other)
    2020 Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Demi-Sec
    96
    WS
    This broad, striking white is elegant and rich with complexity, featuring green melon, yellow fig, ginger and verbena notes, underscored with heather, stone, flint and spice detail..." Learn More
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    As low as $42.99
  23. 2020 huet vouvray le haut lieu moelleux Loire (Other)
    2020 Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux
    96
    JG
    (Vouvray “Le Haut Lieu” Moelleux- Domaine Huët) Domaine Huët’s 2020 Moelleux bottling from the Le Haut Lieu vineyard is an absolutely stunning wine in t..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.99
  24. 2020 Lauverjat Menetou-Salon
    2020 Lauverjat Menetou-Salon
    91
    JG
    (Menetou-Salon- Domaine Karine Lauverjat) Karine Lauverjat’s 2020 Menetou-Salon is a lovely wine in the making. It is a tad on the young side, having just landed here in the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $17.99
  25. 2020 lauverjat sancerre perle blanche vieilles vignes Sancerre
    2020 Lauverjat Sancerre Perle Blanche Vieilles Vignes
    92
    JG
    (Sancerre “Perle Blanche”- Domaine Kévin et Christian Lauverjat (Sury-en-Vaux)) The Lauverjat family’s 2020 Sancerre “Perle Blanche” is a very,..." Learn More
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    As low as $22.99
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