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Ep 073: Alternatives to the Expensive Stuff

Ep 073: Alternatives to the Expensive Stuff

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


Ghemme, Gattinara, Nebbiolo


Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph

Dry German Riesling

Australian Riesling from Clare, Eden Valleys, Austrian Riesling


Cremant, Cava, Sparkling wine from anywhere else – not Prosecco or Sekt


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 [...]