My recent trip to the culinary mecca of San Francisco left me feeling inspired. Since my return, and with surprising success, I’ve been whipping up everything from blueberry crepes with vanilla ricotta filling to lime marinated grilled chicken. In our search for the perfect accompaniment to these homemade meals, most of which have been accomplished on a budget, my husband and I have been ferociously sampling affordable wines.
It seems that with each passing bottle, the taste gets better, and the pleasure greater. For somebody who once did not understand wine, this is an interesting development.
I am officially on the quest for the best store-bought, budget wine. The chardonnay pictured below was purchased at Ralphs on Manager’s Special for $5.49, and it was delicious. And what better pairing than a multigrain baguette, also scooped up on Manager’s Special for $0.69. (Hint: always mosey to the back of the store for the best bakery deals.)
What’s your favorite budget wine?