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Where to find well-priced wines in Southern California

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Austria:

2007 Pollerhof Grüner Veltliner (1 liter) is available at Larchmont Village Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699, and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www.whwc.com; about $10.

2007 Huber Grüner Veltliner is available at the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse.com; and Silverlake Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024, www.silverlakewine.com; about $14.

Oregon:

2007 King Estate Signature Oregon Pinot Gris is widely available, including at most Whole Foods stores and Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454, manhattanfinewines.com; about $17.

2007 Sokol Blosser Oregon "Evolution No. 9" white blend is available at the Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, www.hitimewine.net; and the Wine House, Los Angeles; about $14.

Washington state:

2007 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is available at John & Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, www.johnandpetes.com; and Hi-Time, Costa Mesa; about $9.

2008 Pacific Rim Riesling is available at most Whole Foods stores and at the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; about $10.

2007 Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Riesling is available at most Whole Foods stores and Silverlake Wine; about $12.

Italian whites:

2007 Farnese Trebbiano d'Abruzzo is available at the Wine House; about $9.

2007 ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica is available at Woodland Hills Wine Merchant, Woodland Hills; Silverlake Wine, Los Angeles; and Hi-Time, Costa Mesa; about $13.

France:

2007 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet "Clos des Briords" is available at Wine Exchange, Orange; and Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach; about $14.

2007 Guilhem Durand Vins de Pays Viognier is available at Wine Exchange, Orange; Silverlake Wine, Los Angeles; and Woodland Hills Wine Co., Woodland Hills, about $12.

Spanish:

2007 Naia Blanco Rueda is available at John & Pete's, West Hollywood; Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits and Cheese; and most Whole Foods markets, about $10.

2007 Burgans Albariño is available at Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach; about $12.

2007 Martin Codax Albariño is widely available, including at Red Carpet Wine Merchants, Glendale, (800) 339-0609, www.redcarpetwine.com, about $12.

Pacific Rim:

2008 Pewsey Vale Clare Valley Riesling is available at K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.klwines.com, about $14.

2008 Nobilo Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is widely available, including Twenty-Twenty Wine Merchants in West Los Angeles, (310) 447-2020, www.2020wines.com; about $14.

2008 Brancott Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is available at the Wine House, West Los Angeles; about $12.

South America:

2008 Dominio del Plata "Crios" Mendoza Torrontes is available at John & Pete's, West Hollywood; the Wine House, West Los Angeles; Woodland Hills Wine Merchant; and K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood; about $12.

2008 Veramonte Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc is widely available, including at most Whole Foods markets and the Wine Country, Signal Hill; about $10.

Italian red:

2007 Fontanafredda Briccotondo Piemonte Barbera is available from Wine Exchange, Orange; the Wine House, West Los Angeles; and Woodland Hills Wine Co., Woodland Hills; about $10.

Rhône:

2007 Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhône Rouge is available at K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood, about $8.

2007 Domaine Alary "La Gerbaude" Cotes du Rhône is available at the Colorado Wine Co., (323) 478-1985, www.cowineco.com; Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits and Cheese; and Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa.

Garnacha/Grenache:

2005 Celler de Capcanes "Mas Donis" Barrica Montsant is available at the Wine House, West Los Angeles; and K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood; about $11.

2007 Monte la Sarda Garnacha from Aragon is available at the Wine Exchange, Orange; Silverlake Wine; and Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits and Cheese; about $13.

2007 R Wines "Bitch" Barossa Grenache is widely available, including at John & Pete's, West Hollywood; and Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach; about $10.

South American reds:

2007 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec is available at Larchmont Village Wine; and Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa; about $10.

2007 Emiliana Colchagua Valley Carmenere is available at Woodland Hills Wine Co., Woodland Hills; about $10.

American blends:

2006 Etude "Fortitude" Heritage Blends, from Frediani and Shake Ridge Vineyards is available at Silverlake Wine; and Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits and Cheese, Los Angeles; about $15.

2007 Andrew Murray "Tous les Jours Red Blend" is available at Whole Foods Markets, and at Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, about $14.

2007 Beckmen "Cuvée le Bec Red Blend" is available at Colorado Wine Co., Wine Country in Signal Hill, and at the Wine House, about $16.

-- Patrick Comiskey

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