Though not exactly the Tour de France, this selection of reds covers a lot of ground, from Saumur-Champigny, just southwest of Paris, to Minervois, near the Mediterranean. There's nothing like an affordable, well-made Pinot Noir. Oregon offers some fine examples, as does Tasmania, Australia's southernmost state. Also here's a group of whites includes a wide-ranging selection of Riesling, a variety that offers excellent value from diverse regions around the world. Here's a mix of reds from Sangiovese to Syrah that are sure to please both the palate and the wallet.
From the Oct 15, 2010, issue
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