New and notable wine headlines, including top bargains and presidential matchups

Handpicked wine stories from across the Web…

Bargain wines: The list of 15 all-American bargains revealed
“I’m not going to play favorites with this list: If it’s on here, it’s an outstanding bargain.” Nuff said.

The top 10 wines of 2007: Edward Deitch names his top reds and whites of the year
Five whites and five reds, and all but two are under $20, “which reinforces the point that you can find superb wines at modest prices.”

A Low Profile, and a Price to Match
Singing the praises of pinot gris, from Oregon, “a wine of character and interest.”

Wine drinkers’ resolutions
“Resolve to make 2008 the year you start a wine collection, even if you don’t have a cellar.” Amen.

Wine Gone Bad
Actually, bad means good when it comes to the fortified wines described (along with food pairings) in this breezy backgrounder.

Pouring In: At a Raft of New Bars, the Wine Comes First
Not quite as ubiquitous as Starbucks, but “wine bars are enjoying an urban boomlet that has surprised even some of their proprietors.”

Red, white and blue wine: a wine lover’s guide to the presidential primaries
A hoot, with photos to illustrate the selections.

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