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We continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less. This week were going all French with picks that are ideal for summer sipping. So add them to your shopping list, and enjoy quality, even on a budget!

Loius Jadot 2015 Beaujolais Village

Grape(s): Gamy

Region: South of France

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Strawberries, cherries, earth, and floral notes come together on the aluraing nose. Bright strawberry and bing cherry play nicely with earthy, herbal, and floral elements on the palate. Light and lovely, it’s a fine red for the summer and a good companion on any picnic.

Rating: 90

Gerard Bertrand 2016 Gris Blanc Rose

Grape(s): Grenache & Grenache Blanc

Region: South of France

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Elements of cherries, strawberries, and hints of citrus play together on the nose. Elegant but still fairly bright on the palate, explore flavors of red berries, citrus peal, and fresh figs. A nice, balanced acidity and light body lend this wine to be a good companion for a grilled chicken salad.

Rating: 90

Bieler Pere & Fils 2016 Rose

Grape(s): 52% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 14% Cabernet, 8% Cinsault, & 3% Rolle

Region: Provence, France

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Cherries, peaches, and strawberries come together on the nose. Red berries come forth on the palate and move into elements of peach, herbs, spring flowers. Nice and dry but with a good body. It’s ideal for a warm day or will pair nicely with a shrimp ceviche.

Rating: 90