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. 2017 paul aine jaboulet condrieu les cassines Rhone (Other)
    2017 Paul Aine Jaboulet Condrieu Les Cassines
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    A step up over the 2018, the 2017 Condrieu Les Cassines has textbook aromas and flavors of honeyed citrus, tangerine oil, crushed rocks, and spice. Rich, beautifully textured, and ..." Learn More
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    As low as $39.99
  2. 2018 delas condrieu clos boucher Rhone (Other)
    2018 Delas Condrieu Clos Boucher
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    A much more serious, focused effort, the 2018 Condrieu Clos Boucher has stunning notes of crushed citrus, liquid rock, white peach, spice, and flowers. Just straight-up Condrieu ma..." Learn More
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    As low as $72.95
  3. 2018 georges vernay condrieu chaillees de lenfer Rhone (Other)
    2018 Georges Vernay Condrieu Chaillees de l'Enfer
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    From vines just next to the Coteau Vernon, the Condrieu Les Chaillées de L'Enfer is year-in, year-out one of the top examples from this appellation. The 2018 Condrieu Les Ch..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  4. 2018 remi niero condrieu chery Rhone (Other)
    2018 Remi Niero Condrieu Chery
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    Light, bright yellow. Heady, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of ripe citrus and pit fruits and pungent flowers are complemented by a suave, building floral element. Silky and pe..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.99
  5. 2019 domaine garon condrieu la vieille maison Rhone (Other)
    2019 Domaine Garon Condrieu La Vieille Maison
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    Looking first at the two whites, the 2019 Condrieu La Vieille Maison is totally brilliant stuff, the finest Condrieu I've tasted from this family estate. Awesome buttered citrus, n..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.95
  6. 2019 e. guigal saint joseph blanc Rhone (Other)
    2019 E. Guigal Saint Joseph Blanc
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    Pretty apple blossom, spice, and sappy flower notes dominate the bouquet of the 2019 Saint Joseph Blanc. This carries to a more medium-bodied, elegant white that offers a solid sen..." Learn More
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    As low as $28.95
  7. 2019 guigal condrieu Rhone (Other)
    2019 Guigal Condrieu
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    The base Condrieu from Guigal always delivers and the 2019 Condrieu is stunning stuff, giving up a beautiful bouquet of ripe nectarines, orange blossom, honeysuckle, and exotic flo..." Learn More
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    As low as $47.95
  8. 2019 remi niero condrieu chery Rhone (Other)
    2019 Remi Niero Condrieu Chery
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    The 2019 Condrieu Chery is always a more steely, mineral-driven example of this appellation, but it packs a punch in 2019 and has powerful notes of buttered citrus, pineapple, hone..." Learn More
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    As low as $54.99
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