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Wine Guide - Price guides for old wine, perfect for your wine selection. The Wine PocketList is a guide to top-rated wines, using our system to deliver solid, usable ratings. We've rated thousands of wines, with new wines added continually as they are released and judged.


Newsletter Spotlights Moderately Priced Wine
Lezli Bitterman, Chicago Sun Times, December 1994
 
You don’t have to spend a week’s salary to buy a good bottle of wine. [The Wine PocketList]...is a new periodical that lists more than 500 imported and domestic wines available at reasonable prices.

All of publisher John L. Vankat’s selection have been rated from 88 to 100 (or equivalent) by Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and the New York Wine Cellar, during that last 12 months, retail for $15 or less, have been made in a lot of at least 1,000 cases and are drinkable now (no cellaring required).

Wines are alphabetized by varietal (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.) for U.S. wines or by country of origin for imported wines. Information on the winery, vintage year, identifying description, estimated price and composite evaluation is proved for each wine.

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"You, too, can play the game – and buy a decent bottle of wine without having to choose the pretty label….."
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