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Apr 2, 2013

This week we have a hit parade of secret gems: the 9 wines you could sort of substitute for super expensive ones. A great topic provided by a listener! Since we hit the list pretty quickly, here are the wines and their analogues… Expensive Wine Less Expensive Analogue Brunello di Montalcino Rosso di Montalcino Oregon Pinot Noir, fruitier Burgundy New Zealand Pinot Noir CA Cabernet Sauvignon Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentinean Malbec Fine Bordeaux Rioja, Cahors, less fine Bordeaux Barolo Ghemme, Gattinara, Nebbiolo Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph Dry German Riesling Australian Riesling from Clare, Eden Valleys, Austrian Riesling Champagne Cremant, Cava, Sparkling wine from anywhere else – not Prosecco or Sekt Priorat Spanish Garnacha from Calatayud, Montsant or Monastrell from Yecla Enjoy it and make sure to post the expensive wines you love so we can offer some advice on less expensive alternativ [...]