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Wine: A guide for troubled times

Eric Asimov, from <em>The New York Times,</em> picks wines for "the bon vivant on a budget.&rdquo;

Boring wines should be avoided at all times, said Eric Asimov in The New York Times, just like dull food. Sure, there are plenty of palatable wines available for $10 or even less. But for just a few dollars more, it’s possible to find wines that offer “excitement and the sort of pleasure that compels me to drink, drink again, and pour another glass.” Here is a handy guide for “the bon vivant on a budget.”

Domaine des Aubuisières/Bernard Fouquet Vouvray Cuvée de Silex 2007 ($16.99) A rich and lively white.

Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Gamay 2007 ($15.99) “My Thanksgiving wine for crowds.” A light, juicy red.Pierre Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Beaujolais 2007 ($14.99) A textbook red Beaujolais. “Pale, pure, absolutely dry, and refreshing.”

Domaine Sainte Barbe Mâcon L’Expression du Chardonnay 2006 ($15.99) A white with a lively taste of citrus.

Thierry Puzelat Touraine KO In Côt We Trust 2006 ($19.99) A delicious red Malbec from the Loire.

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