Here's a brand new tip that we can't vouch for, but it comes from a very good source: Harvey Steiman, who covers the wines of Washington and Oregon for Wine Spectator magazine. When we lived in Wine Country, we listened to the famous restauranteur's cooking show for years on the radio. He knows what he's talking about when it comes to food and wine.
His pick of the week is a snappy white from Washington that meets our single-digit price hurdle.
"Crisp in texture and spicy in flavor, with toasty caramel overtones to the tangerine and apple flavors, finishing with refreshing acidity," Steiman says. It's drinkable right now.
Arbor Crest Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley Bacchus Vineyard 2006 (87 points, $10)