A glass of Petite Sirah at the historic David Fulton Winery & Vineyards.
Mark Edward Harris
By Mark Edward Harris
July 3, 2015

Looking for the perfect wine for dinner or to take to a party? Our team of experts has come up with bumper crop of suggestions—enough to try something new every week. Next time you go to the wine store, look for these bottle bargains.

Mary Ewing-Mulligan, president of the International Wine Center and co-author of Wine for Dummies:

  • Seguras Viudas Brut Reserve, Cava (Spain) about $11
  • Nino Franco “Rustico” Prosecco, (Italy) $14-17
  • Dry Creek Vineyards Dry Chenin Blanc (Clarksburg, California) $12
  • Wente Vineyards “Morning Fog” Chardonnay, (Livermore Valley, California) $12
  • La Rocca Rosé, Calatayud, Spain $14 (made from Grenache)
  • Cogno Dolcetto d’Alba, Italy (Piedmont region) $16
  • Vietti “Tre Vigne” Barbera d’Alba, Italy (Piedmont region) $18-19
  • Bonny Doon “A Proper Claret” (California) $16
  • Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano, Italy (Tuscany region) $17
  • Guigal Cotes du Rhone $15 (France)

David Glancy, founder, San Francisco Wine School:

  • Louis Boillot Cremant de Bourgogne NV (France) $19
  • Graham Beck Brut Rose Western Cape NV (South Africa) $19
  • Champalou Vouvray Les Fondraux 2013 (France) $19
  • William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2013 (France) $22
  • Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg “Quarzit” Riesling 2012 (Germany) $19
  • Domaine Maestracci Corse Calvi Clos Reginu 2013 (Corsica, France) $17
  • Bodegas Nekeas Navarra El Chaparral 2012 (Spain) $14
  • Green & Red Chiles Canyon Zinfandel 2012 (California) $24
  • Seghessio Sonoma County Zinfandel 2013 (California) $22
  • Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha Campo de Borja 2012 (Spain) $16
  • Bodkin Sauvignon Blanc Lake County Sandy Bend Vineyard 2013 (California) $15 (K&L Wine Merchants)
  • Talley Chardonnay Arroyo Grande 2012 (California) $25

Scott Tracy, guest experience manager at the St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Napa Valley, Calif.:

  • St. Supéry Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc (California) $16
  • Patient Cottat “Le Grand Caillou” Sauvignon Blanc (France) $10
  • Schloss Gobelsburg “Gobelsburger” Grüner Veltliner Kampta (Austria) $16
  • Quinta da Aveleda Loureiro Alvarinho Vinho, Spain under $10
  • Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon (California) $10
  • Rosenblum Zinfandel Vintner’s XXXIII (California) $12
  • Delas “St-Esprit” Côtes du Rhône (France) $12
  • E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône (France) $15
  • Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone, (France) $25
  • Domaine Santa Duc “Tradition” Gigondas, (France) $25
  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura, (Italy) $10
  • Sandro Fay “Costa Bassa” Valtellina Superiore, (Italy) $25

Brian Freedman, writer (onthefrontvines.com) and restaurant and beverage consultant:

  • Noble Hill Viognier 2013 (Coastal Region, South Africa) $16
  • Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc 2013 (Napa Valley, California) $20
  • Warre’s Otima 10 Year Tawny Port (Douro Valley, Portugal) $18 for 500ml
  • Santiago Ruiz 2014 (Rías Baixas, Spain) $20
  • Villa Sandi Fresco Prosecco DOC (Veneto, Italy) $15
  • Chehalem 3 Vineyards Pinot Gris 2013 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) $22
  • Seifried Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (Nelson, New Zealand) $18
  • Undurraga TH “Terroir Hunter” Carignan 2011 (Maule Valley, Chile) $20
  • Garbó Montsant Rosat 2012 (Montsant, Spain) $15
  • Luc Pirlet Syrah-Mourvedre “Les Barriques Reserve” 2012 (Pays d’Oc, France) $11

Kelli White, sommelier at Press in Napa Valley, Calif.:

  • Leitz Dragonstone Riesling, (Germany) $17
  • Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc (France) $20
  • Louis Martini Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (California) $16
  • Lioco Sonoma County Chardonnay (California) $22
  • Isole e Olena Chianti Classico (Italy) $25
  • Tement ‘Klassik” Sauvignon Blanc (Austria) $19
  • Nigl Freiheit Grune Veltliner (Austria) $20
  • Gaia Thalasssitis Asyrtiko (Greece) $24

Read next: How to Choose a Good Wine for Under $25

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