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10 Cheap Wines for Your Friendsgiving Celebration

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10 Cheap Wines for Your Friendsgiving Celebration

10 Cheap Wines for Your Friendsgiving Celebration

Everyone loves the person who brings a bottle of wine to a party. What do you do, though, if you don’t have the extra funds to be spending $50 or even $100 on a quality bottle of wine? This time of year, money tends to be tight. With Christmas just around the corner, you don’t want to be pouring your extra cash into wine your friends are just going to chug down without appreciating. This year, try serving them a less expensive but still tasty bottle of wine that perfectly partners with Thanksgiving dinner.

Friendsgiving is the term used to describe a Thanksgiving that’s hosted by friends when you can’t get home for Turkey Day. Being the busiest travel weekend of the year, hosting a Friendsgiving has become more and more popular. And what’s a Friendsgiving without wine?

 

Grifone Rosè, ($4.99)

Grifone Rosè, ($4.99)

This rosé made Business Wire’s top cheap wines for Thanksgiving list at number two. This crisp wine has refreshing strawberry and raspberry flavors that combine with a sharp acidity to make it a perfect choice to drink with roasted vegetables and a hearty turkey.

La Granja, Tempranillo-Garnacha, 2012, ($5)

La Granja, Tempranillo-Garnacha, 2012, ($5)

If you’re really looking to save on drinks this year, you can get this $5 wine at Trader Joe’s.

“This ruby-hued, light-bodied wine won't overpower anything on your Thanksgiving menu, but it will deliver bright notes of dusty red fruits, ripe raspberry, cocoa, and vanilla,” The Kitchn says.

Cecilia Beretta Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Prosecco Superiore, ($9.99)

Cecilia Beretta Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Prosecco Superiore, ($9.99)

This wine was the number one pick for Business Wire’s 2015 list of cheap Thanksgiving wines; the website described it as the “top sparkling wine pick this year with hints of pear, green apple, bright citrus, and a surprising dry finish.”

Alamos, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2013, ($10)

Alamos, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2013, ($10)

Medium in body with a lush finish, this malbec boasts notes of blackberry jam, cocoa, and baking spices,” Jayme Henderson from The Kitchn says. “I love this particular red with grilled vegetables.”

Montevina Zinfandel, 2006, ($11)

Montevina Zinfandel, 2006, ($11)

This rich red is filled with blackberry, plum, and spice flavors to make it the perfect Thanksgiving dinner wine. 

“Easy to drink on its own yet complex enough to stand up to the heartiest dishes on the table,” Real Simple says.

Teruzzi & Puthod Rondolino Vernaccia di San Gimignano, 2009, ($11.99)

Teruzzi & Puthod Rondolino Vernaccia di San Gimignano, 2009, ($11.99)

This Italian entry, which was ranked among the top 10 wines from its region, is a medium-bodied white. It is the only white wine from Tuscany to have been given DOCG status, making it an impressive, yet affordable wine to serve.

Erath Pinot Gris, 2008, ($13)

Erath Pinot Gris, 2008, ($13)

This pinot gris, with its accents of fresh honeydew and lemon, goes well with dessert. For only $13, it can provide a refreshing sip while you chow down on pumpkin pie.

G. Chevalier, Sauternes, 2010 ($13)

G. Chevalier, Sauternes, 2010 ($13)

This sweet French dessert wine pairs well with baked fruit or Thanksgiving pies. Chill this one for a crisp, smooth sip that will make the perfect end to a Thanksgiving evening.

Matua Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2009 ($14)

Matua Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2009 ($14)

This New Zealand wine has a light taste with big cherry notes and a slight spice at the finish. It’s a bargain for a pinot noir, and perfect to pair with any roasted turkey.

Planeta La Segreta Sicily IGT, 2008 ($14)

Planeta La Segreta Sicily IGT, 2008 ($14)

With hints of apricots and herbs, this wine combines graciano, chardonnay, fiano, and viognier for a complex sip of white.

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Montevina Zinfandel, 2006, ($11)

10 Cheap Wines for Your Friendsgiving Celebration

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