My latest wine infatuation has been the Starborough 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, rated 90 by the Wine Spectator. It's widely available and on sale now at several area supermarkets for $11.99 (from $14.99). I'm a huge fan of the New Zealand style of sauvignon blanc, and this one is terrific with the kind of dinners I make -- vegetable based dishes with pasta, rice or polenta, and fish entrees of all kinds, especially when prepared with lemon, olives, herbs and/or peppers. Starborough is made in the Marlborough region of NZ. Click here to visit their website.
While we're on the subject of wine bargains, check out the advice from Food & Wine's wine expert, Ray Isle, who is also a contributor to the Today Show. Click here for a link to some of his suggestions for wines as low as $10 a bottle that are made by the tens of thousands of cases and go great with food.