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November 4th, 2013

5 Wines Under $20

From A To Zinfandel.

The last time you went to the wine aisle before a party, you spent 30 minutes choosing a bottle based on nothing but the label, only to be mortified when a guest called you out for your "red table wine."

With this list of 5 go-to affordable bottles perfect for hip holiday get-togethers, you'll never have to eat, drink and be wary again. See our favorite H-E-B Primo Picks wine and food pairings below!

J. Lohr Cabernet, Napa Valley, $14.99
Notes: Berry and full-bodied.
Primo Pick pairing: Central Market Best.Chocolate.Ever., a Belgian chocolate pudding that's a richly flavorful dessert.

Bonterra Pinot Noir, Mendocino County, $16.99
Notes: Light, fruit-forward with a hint of vanilla.
Primo Pick pairing: H-E-B Pumpkin Nut Creme Cake - the lightness of the wine perfectly complements this velvety treat.

Parlay Red Wine (Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Petite Verdot), Napa Valley, $17.98
Notes: Medium-bodied, jammy, pairs well with most foods.
Primo Pick pairing:  H-E-B's Cranberry Pistachio Bread topped with H-E-B Double Crème Brie - the velvety pairing of the brie with the sweetness of the bread is further enhanced by the red wine blend.

Chicken Run Chardonnay, $9.98
Notes: Tropical fruit overtones with aromas of citrus - a very palatable white wine for cocktail hour with friends.
Primo Pick pairing:  H-E-B Applewood Smoked Cranberry Pork Sausage and Cocktail Smokies and H-E-B Pita Crackers (choose from Cabernet Sauvignon or Black Olive & Feta).

The Cabanero, $10.98
Notes: Spicy and earthy notes. With its hint of habanero, this wine pairs beautifully with Mexican food.
Primo Pick pairing: H-E-B Mi Comida Tamales

H-E-B's prices are so good, just be sure to take off the price tag.

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