We are coming down to the last few days of holiday shopping. When purchasing wine as a gift, you don’t have to spend a lot of money for a good bottle of wine. There are many good wines priced under $30.

One of my favorite Sauvignon Blanc’s – Babich is priced at $14 and is on the Wine Spectator’s top 100. There is also a Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc priced at $13. Red wine selections – Fontanafredda Barbera priced at $13 and a Belle Vallee Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley at $22.

Many times during the holiday season wine and liquor stores have complimentary tastings. Belly up and taste the selections. You might find a wine you will have never thought to purchase quite good and reasonably priced.

Don’t forget to ask the staff of the wine or liquor store for their recommendations too.