Roc de Cambes, Cotes de Bourg
"Bordeaux is expansive, and wines need time before they really show full potential. I try to look for values in the right bank like Lalande-de-Pomerol or Saint Émilion. This wine comes from the lesser-known appellation of Cotes de Bourg. The area Roc de Cambes is quite expansive, but the quality of this wine can compete with a lot of wines from greater appellations in Bordeaux. Plus, you can find older vintages for really amazing prices. 1988 costs $206 and you really can't find another Bordeaux for the same price and quality."
Quinta do Crasto Reserva VV 2009
"Portuguese table wines are definitely worth keeping your eyes on. They offer an amazing value and always over-deliver. This wine is made from old vines that give you a full and beautifully rounded red, packed with red fruits, lovely acidity, and silky tannins."
Castellroig Cava Brut Nature 2012
"An amazing cava! Completely bone-dry, delicate aromas of jasmine, grapefruit, and apple make this wine the perfect aperitif. On the palate the acidity is vibrant and the absence of sweetness is perfect for pairing with seafood, especially oysters. It is best partnered with paella, or with some crackers and cheese. It could be the great snack during your favorite movie."
Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He believes a rosé by any other name would smell as sweet. Follow him to more jokes that don't really make sense at @Dannosphere.