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Food and Drink

Virtually tasty: American wines under 20 dollars

On September 8, Food & Wine magazine's 13th annual American Wine Awards were announced after a blind tasting. Here are the "best" from the west for under $20 (€15.50).

 - Sauvignon Blanc: 2008 Honig, Napa, California ($16/€12.40) 
 - Chardonnay: 2008 Mount Eden Vineyards Wolff Vineyard, Edna Valley, California ($20/€15.50)
 - Pinot Gris: 2008 Elk Cove, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($19/€15)

 - Pinot Noir: 2008 Wallace Brook, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($19/€15)
 - Merlot: 2007 Columbia Crest H3, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington ($15/€12)
 - Zinfandel: 2007 Four Vines, Old Vine Cuvée, California ($14/€11)
 - Syrah: 2008 Red Car, Boxcar, Sonoma County, California ($20/€15.50)
 - Cabernet Sauvignon: 2007 Louis M. Martini, Sonoma County, California ($17/€13)

Additionally you may want to take a look at The WineDoctor's North American Wine Guide: http://www.thewinedoctor.com/regionalguides/northamerica.shtml

For a list of the "best" American wines over $20/€15.50, go to: http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/american-wine-awards-2010-best-wines-over-twenty