Wine value is a relative term. It all depends on how much money you have and how important wine is to you. In most wine publications, wine value is something that is good and is priced under $20 to $25. Personally, I happen to believe you can find value for less than that.
In our constant quest for good wines cheap, the crack research staff (me) at Avoid Bad Wine found some gems. To be prcise, the gems showed up in my email inbox. A top-notch wine shop near my house (great job, Roger, Stephanie & Tish) had a tasting of 5 wines from Tilia in the Mendoza region of Argentina. According to the wholesaler’s rep, Tilia is a 2nd label from Catena, a high end producer of wines in Argentina.
A few months ago I wrote a post on the 2009 wines from Beaujolais. They are unusual because of their quality. Wines from here are usually good to very good, but rarely very good to great. Raves about the 2009 vintage have been coming in from all over. Apparently I don’t live in a place that gets the new stuff first. Yes, the wagon train did eventually make it to the general store here in deepest, darkest Central Florida, and it had what we have been waiting for.