10 Bottles for Wine Lovers

Enjoy one of these affordable wines during a night with friends or over a romantic dinner

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Veuve Clicquot Rosé Couture

When bestowing a bottle of the iconic Veuve Clicquot champagne isn’t enough, consider this special edition: It comes in a convenient case, so you won’t even need a gift bag. The chic reusable carrier will keep a bottle perfectly chilled for up to two hours. It’s like two gifts in one. $70, veuveclicquot.com.

Veuve Clicquot

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

Fans of E L James’ hit raunchy trilogy will be eager to start a night of fun and romance with this set of two adventurous blends. White Silk contains a flavorful fruit and floral combination with a hint of butterscotch, while the Red Satin has rich undertones of black cherry, cocoa powder, caramel and vanilla. $46, fiftyshadeswine.com.

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

Downton Abbey Wine Collection

The Crawley dining room is the place to be for dinner. But since time-traveling to the era when British social aristocracy reigned hasn't happened on Downton Abbey this season, enjoy the next best thing: Lord Grantham-approved white and red bottles from a 5th generation family-owned winery in France’s Bordeaux region. $15 each, downtonabbeywine.com.

Downton Abbey Wine Collection

Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet

Wondering what to get someone with a sweet tooth or weakness for chocolate? Aromas of cocoa, blackberries, coconut and red fruits create a rich wine reminiscent of a decadent dessert. $11, cupcakevineyards.com.

Cupcake Vineyards

Skinnygirl Cabernet Sauvignon

Want a glass of low-cal red? A 5oz. serving is only 100 calories (a typical glass ranges from 110-300), so it can be your guilt-free glass of choice. $14, skinnygirlcocktails.com.

Skinnygirl Cocktails

Estancia Chardonnay

This forward-thinking Monterey-based brand focuses on producing affordable wines with a minimal carbon footprint. 75 percent of the winery’s energy is produced by solar panels. $12, estanciawines.com.

Estancia Wines

Voga Italia

These sleek, ingenious glass bottles are corked like typical wine, but that’s where the ordinary stops. These bottles are topped with a resealable cap for times when one bottle is too much and you want to save the rest for easy storage and travel. The six-wine collection includes Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Dolce Rosso, Moscato, Sparkling and Prosecco. $11, vogaitalia.com.

Voga Italia

Barrymore Wines Pinot Grigio

Actress Drew Barrymore lauched a signature wine collection earlier this year, inspired by her travels throughout Italy. The crisp and fruity taste comes from grapes grown in Northern Italy and makes it a perfect go-to vino for a dinner party or happy hour. $15, barrymorewines.com.

Barrymore Wines

Clos du Bois Rouge

A bottle of red from California’s wine country with hints of blackberry, plum, mocha and chocolate that makes it perfect for pairing with dessert. $12, closdubois.com.

Clos du Bois

Stack Wines

Sip wine at a park or an outdoor concert without schlepping a corkscrew. The portable Stack Wines tower, available in four varieties, holds the equivalent of a full bottle and is already split among four sealed cups $13, drinkstack.com.

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