Holiday Affordable Wine Pick: Rosso & Bianco

rbshiraz During the holiday season, money’s tight. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have the good stuff … or give the good stuff.

Rosso & Bianco has some solid offerings for $12 a bottle. (I got mine at the tasting room, and it was $11 there.)

You can feel comfortable bringing this wine as a host or holiday gift or serving it at your holiday gathering.

The 2006 Pinot Grigio is a light and fruity white, perfect on its own or with a turkey dinner.

The 2006 Shiraz is spicy without being overpowering like some lower-priced wines in this variety.

These two standouts taste like $25 wines for less than half the price.

Rosso & Bianco is one of Francis Ford Coppola’s wineries. His movie memorabilia and a couple Oscars grace the tasting room. And, in general, it’s hard to go wrong when buying from one of his brands. They are usually good wines at a good price.

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