Dave's Wine Review's
Champalou Vouvray Methode Traditionnelle Brut, $25.99
Spring wine picks phase one: I firmly believe that most wine drinkers underestimate the emotional lift provided by a good bottle of bubbs. I try to always have some on hand especially in Spring and summer. Chenin Blanc based bubbly is a great choice if your looking at a price point under that of true Champagne. The Champalou is fresh and racy with ripe fruit and leesy complexity. Try with seafood dishes and any brunch like activity.
Doug's Wine Reviews
Estate de Wetshof, Limestone Hill Chardonnay, 2017 South Africa, $17.99
This is easily the most overlooked Chardonnay in the shop. It has everything that I personally love in a chard - bright acid, mineral backbone, touch of lees, and hints of flowers. Kind of sounds like Burgundy doesn't it? Well that would make sense as this is planted on the same type of soil except on the other side of the planet where the land prices are but a fraction of their French counter-parts and the price of this wine reflects exactly that.
Vinchio Vaglio Serra, Barbaresco, 2012 $28.99
Yup, a Barbaresco from a good vintage for under $30. Need I say more? What's even better about this particular bottle is that it's generous, aromatic, and the tannins are incredibly silky. If you're not familiar with the Langhe area and all of the amazing wines produced with in it, this would be a fantastic place to start and if you are already a fan of the region, you'll find this bottle absolutely pleasing and acceptable at it's young age.