Here’s how to start a wine collection — on a budget


Certain wines from particular areas of the world generally tend to age better, according to Paris.

From France, that includes Bordeaux, Burgundy and Northern Rhone red wines.

Italian reds that have lasting power include Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino and Amarone.

Spanish Rioja red wines are also strong contenders, Paris said.

French white wines, including white Bordeaux, Vouvray and white Burgundy, tend to have staying power. The same goes for white Riesling wine from Germany, Paris said.

Cabernet Sauvignons, particularly from Napa Valley, have a “great reputation for aging,” Paris said.

These wines from E. & J. Gallo’s wineries have the potential to get better with age, according to Paris:

  • Barolo: Renato Ratti at $60 retail (could hold for 20+ years)
  • Amarone: Allegrini at $80 retail (could hold for 20+ years)
  • Brunello di Montalcino: Argiano at $60 (could hold for 20+years)
  • Napa Valley: Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at $40 (could improve with 5-10+ years); their Lot #1 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($150) would hold for 20+

Source : CNBC