I like many different chardonnay's but some don't like me and give me a headache pretty darn quickly. But one that we buy by the case is Charles Shaw or is also known as 'Three Buck Chuck'! Love it and it's very affordable!!!
My DH accused me of buying it because it has a horse on it, which was true -- but it is a nice wine for $7.98 at Sam's and I have bought it several times. I also like Malbecs for reasonably-priced reds, Don Gascon is a good one.
Most of the NZ sauv blancs in the $10-20 range are pretty good, crisp and fruity but not too sweet, and I love Viognier in summer -- served it at my wedding. I like to mix it up as I get tired of the same wines over and over, regardless of how much I like them at first.
I had an excellent Grenache called B***H (Trying not to swear hear, but that's what it is called!).
For reds, I do like Malbec and Pinot Noir.
For whites, I prefer something dry - like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. There is a nice Ontario Reisling called "FLOURISH" that I came across this summer - not too sweet and able to pair with a variety of foods.
I enjoy browsing the wine aisles and trying new wines... sometimes it's a name that grabs you (like FAT BA****D) or it can be a lable design...
I have found one that I really love b a local winery well local as far as it is with in the state of Ohio well on one of the islands..
Lonz white catawba
I dont know if you can get it outside of ohio but it is just sweet enough to be yummy and delishious..