5 Great Bottles: Wines under $15, plus a Zipp's coupon


We're all looking for ways to curb our spending without sacrificing life's greatest indulgences. In the spirit of providing more bang for your buck, Jeff Kycek, wine manager at Zipp's Liquors, recommends not five but six great bottles of wine for under $15.

"These are all wines that outperform their price point," Kycek says. A guaranteed high return on investment. That's more than you can say for your stock portfolio, so drink up.

1. Domaine Le Grande Destré ($8.99) This red blends Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre grapes from the Rhone region of France to achieve a balance Kycek describes as a full bodied, smooth and slightly spicy with hints of darker fruit flavor.

2. Hey Mambo ($9.99)
"This is my favorite movie wine," Kycek says. "Perfect for a night in with Netflix." This Californian red is a blend of six grape varieties including Syrah, Petit Syrah and Malbec. "It's more of a medium to full-bodied wine tasting of cherries and blueberries with layers and nuance."

3. Rosso Piceno Saladini Pilastri ($9.49)
The Saladini Pilastri's blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano, hailing from the east coast of Italy, might remind one of a good, inexpensive Chianti with an extra boost of fruit and body, says Kycek.

4. Garnacha de Fuego ($7.99) One hundred percent old-vine Garnacha from Northeast Spain, Kycek describes this wine as "full-bodied with lots of fruit and lots of spice, lots of pepper."

5. Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc ($10.49) Kycek says this Californian wine - the only white to make the list - has "a little less green-grass flavors and a little more melon and lime." It's fruity flavors are a refreshing reprieve from frigid weather.