Weeknight wines that won’t break the bank
Wednesday night may not be the time to break out that pricey, special-occasion bottle of cabernet you picked up while half-tipsy in a Napa tasting room, but it often is the time you crave a glass of wine the most. Whether you’re looking to unwind with a good book and a glass of vino after a long day at work, or you simply want to celebrate a small victory—like getting all your kids to school on time for the first time since the semester started—these affordable bottles fit the bill perfectly.
Get this three pack from our Firstleaf wine club for just $19.95 (that’s 71% off retail!) when you sign up for a membership, or for $49.95 (a 12% discount) without membership. Prices include shipping.
Benegas 2009 Finca Libertad Estate Red Wine Mendoza ArgentinaThis well-balanced red blend (33% cab franc 33% cabernet sauvignon, and 33% merlot) has ripe fruit flavors that are rounded out by a year of aging in French oak barrels. Pair it with these 30-minute, yummy lamb kebabs or grilled skirt-steak tacos. This popular wine retails at $19.99 in stores, but Firstleaf members get it for a song!
Luca Paretti NV Løvo Brut Prosecco DOC ItalyForget everything the Debbie Downers of the world ever told you about reserving bubbles for New Year’s Eve and wedding toasts. Sparkling wines are very food-friendly, making them a perfect pairing for weeknight meals like shrimp fried rice and even burgers—and it also goes great with popcorn! Still don’t buy into it? This soft prosecco with a zing of citrus and green apple is so cheap for Firstleaf members that you definitely won’t feel guilty for popping a cork on hump day.
Il Falchetto 2013 Pian Scorrone Barbera d’Asti Superiore Piedmont DOCG ItalyThis pleasant barbera is aged for just six months in steel vats, leaving a wonderfully fresh, fruit-forward profile. It’s a worthy companion to your go-to weeknight favorites, like classic spaghetti and meatballs or a hearty seafood stew.