Food & Drink

Lots of Northwest red wines go for $15 or less

As temperatures begin to rise and we spend more time living outdoors in the Great Northwest, now is the time to begin stocking up on inexpensive red wines.

When you’re spending time on the back deck barbecuing with friends and family, you don’t want to think too much about your wines. In particular, you certainly don’t want to worry about what is going to break your budget.

Fortunately, here in the Northwest, we can still find plenty of red wines that retail for $15 or less. And even better: The prices listed for all of these are the suggested retail price. Because the wine marketplace is so competitive, you’ll usually find these for a dollar or more less.

And if you purchase a case of wine at a time (it can be a mixed case or all the same bottles), you’ll likely merit another 10 to 15 percent discount.

Ask for these at your favorite wine merchant or grocery, or contact the wineries directly.