Top 43 wines to buy now

Shopping for a wine-lover's gift? Here are some of our judges' favorite bottles from the Sunset International Wine Competition

Sunset International Wine Competition

Our competition drew submissions from the West as well as far-flung locales

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Sunset International Wine Competition

Serving up a round of tastings at the competition

Sunset International Wine Competition

A tough day of judging

Sunset International Wine Competition

Voting for favorite bottles

GOLD MEDALISTS FOR $15 OR LESS

Consider this your best-buy list.

BEST BUBBLIES

Food-truck take-home is a fine excuse to pop open a sparkler any night of the week. Below are some of our top performers.

BEST CABS

They call Cabernet Sauvignon the “king of reds.” These earned the title with top-tier scores.

 

MOST OFFBEAT WINNERS

Love the unusual? Loathe drinking the same thing everyone else is? Here’s your beverage list.

PERFECT ZINS

All-American Zinfandel is great with a pungent, spicy, fruity turkey dinner.

GREAT GIFTS

Challenging people on your holiday gift list? We’ve got the perfect bottles for your...

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