This California Sauvignon Blanc has fig, anise, grass and citrus flavors that are tied together by tangy acidity. Easy to find and sold for a price that's easy to swallow. Drink now through 2003. 147,000 cases made. —James Laube
This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for summer sipping. Light, bright and appealing for its lime and mineral aromas and flavors, finishing with racy acidity. An excellent wine that's easy on the wallet. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Here's a well-priced and easy-to-find Aussie red. Soft and appealing Shiraz, with spicy, floral blackberry and black cherry flavors, which echo nicely on the gentle finish. Drink now. 65,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Here's a red blend from Rosemount at a price and availability that makes it a perfect house wine for your summer weekend retreat. Fresh and ripe, with spicy cherry aromas and flavors and hints of cedar on the light finish. A great buy from one of Australi —Harvey Steiman
With summer approaching, this Pinot Grigio from northeastern Italy is a perfect easy-sipper at a reasonable price. Interesting floral nose, with spice and almond. This medium-bodied Pinot Grigio has good fruit and a medium, rather tart finish. Drink now. —James Suckling
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