by Michelle Lyn

In honor of our travel issue, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite wines from around the world.  Light, crisp and refreshing, here are some international wines on our radar, all under $25.

Anderra Sauvignon Blanc (SRP $11)

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This Sauvignon Blanc is perfect as an aperitif, or pairs well with sushi, seafood and cheeses, especially fresh goat’s cheese.

Cantina di Soave Rocca Sveva Soave (SRP $15)

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A combination of fresh, lively acidity with a pleasant almond finish (characteristic of the Garganega grape), this classic Soave pairs well with salads and antipasti, lighter meats and fish.

Cuvée Saint “M”  Rosé (SRP $25)

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A cru classé rosé from Château Saint-Maur of Provence.  Slightly salmon pink in color, this has an unrestrained bouquet, there are citrus (lemon, clementine) and floral (wild tulip, poppy) aromas present.

Alpha Estate (SRP $19)

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From the Amyndeon region of Greece (Macedonia), this Sauvignon Blanc fits the typical profile with gooseberry, passion fruits, melon and litchi with a note of honeysuckle. It accompanies a huge range of “fruit de mer” dishes, grilled fishes, eastern gastronomy and pastas.

Bodega Garzón Albariño (SRP $17)

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Bright and zesty varietal produced by an emergent family estate in the rising wine region of Garzón, Uruguay. With only limited-production, estate-grown wines, this is the only winery in the region to bottle Albariño.

Côté Mas Blanc (SRP $13)

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An interesting white blend from Domaines Paul Mas in France’s Languedoc region, Côté Mas is a lively blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits on the nose lead to well-balanced acidity on the palate.