20 Wines Under $20

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Lily Peachin, owner of Dandelion Wines in Brooklyn, New York, picks the best bottles for your celebration.
  1. Mercat

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    Brut Nature Cava NV $17

    Type: Spanish sparkling white

    Why you’ll love it: It’s bright and elegant

    Pairs with: Fried or roast turkey, steak

  2. Francois Montand

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    Brut Rose $13

    Type: French sparkling rose

    Why you’ll love it: It’s fruity and vibrant

    Pairs with: Fried and roast turkey

  3. Cantina di Sorbara

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    Lambrusco NV $12

    Type: Italian sparkling red

    Why you’ll love it: It tastes like ripe blackberries

    Pairs with: Roast turkey, steak

  4. Gramona

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    Gessami 2011 $19

    Type: A blend of sauvignon blanc, Gewurztraminer and two varieties of muscat

    Why you’ll love it: It has hints of apricot and pears

    Pairs with: Roast turkey

  5. Tawse

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    Riesling 2010 $18

    Type: Canadian white

    Why you’ll love it: It’s clean, with a long finish

    Pairs with: Roast turkey

  6. Bloem

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    Viognier/Chenin Blanc 2012 $12

    Type: South African white

    Why you’ll love it: It’s crisp, with peach flavor

    Pairs with: Roast turkey, steak

  7. Splendiferous

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    Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $19

    Type: New Zealand white

    Why you’ll love it: It’s dry and crisp

    Pairs with: Roast turkey

  8. Canetine Elvio Tintero

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    Grangia $14

    Type: Italian white, a blend of Favorita, Moscato, chardonnay and Arneis

    Why you’ll love it: It’s slightly bubbly, with floral notes

    Pair it with: Roast turkey, steak

  9. Luca Ferraris

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    Monferrato Bianco DOC "Sensazioni" $17

    Type: Viognier

    Why you’ll love it: It’s floral and fresh

    Pair it with: Roast turkey

  10. Domaine Sylvain Gaudron

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    Vouvray $15

    Type: French white

    Why you’ll love it: It has hints of green apple and honey

    Pair it with: Pork tenderloin, baked ham, roast turkey

  11. Liderato

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    Rioja Rosado 2011 $13

    Type: Spanish rose

    Why you’ll love it: It has flavors of pomegranate and cranberry

    Pair it with: Roast turkey, steak

  12. Amador Foothill

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    Clockspring Zinfandel $18

    Type: American red

    Why you’ll love it: It offers hints of blueberries and blackberries

    Pair it with: Roast turkey, steak, beef tenderloin

  13. Camino de Navaherreros

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    Garnacha 2011 $16

    Type: Spanish red

    Why you’ll love it: It has flavors of hibiscus and cranberry

    Pair it with: Steak, beef tenderloin, roast turkey

  14. Vallette

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    Beaujolais 2010 $18

    Type: Italian red

    Why you’ll love it: It’s light and fruity

    Pair it with: Roast turkey (or serve chilled as an aperitif)

  15. Causse Marines

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    Peyrouzelles 2010 $19

    Type: French red, a blend of Syrah, Duras, and Braucol

    Why you’ll love it: It’s fruity, a classic crowd-pleaser

    Pair it with: Pork tenderloin, steak

  16. Fontalpino Colli Senesi

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    Chianti 2011 $18

    Type: Italian red

    Why you’ll love it: It’s spicy, with hints of black cherry and raspberry

    Pair it with: Roast turkey, pork tenderloin

  17. Vale do Bomfim

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    Douro 2009 $11

    Type: Portuguese red, a blend of Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, old mixed vines, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca

    Why you’ll love it: It’s full-bodied and fruity

    Pair it with: Steak, pork chops, turkey

  18. Domaine Mathieu

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    Cotes du Rhone 2010 $17

    Type: French red

    Why you’ll love it: It has flavors of plum

    Pair it with: Baked ham, roast turkey

  19. Lamadrid

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    Bonardo 2010 $17

    Type: Argentine red

    Why you’ll love it: It’s a fresh alternative to Malbec

    Pair it with: Steak, beef tenderloin

  20. Petit Paris

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    Monbazillac 2010 $18

    Type: French white

    Why you’ll love it: It’s a sweet dessert wine, similar to Sauternes

    Pair it with: Chocolate, pungent cheese