Sorry for my absence. I have been travelling and haven't had much computer time. Where are you cruising to, Andy? And are you celebrating any special occasion? Different situations dictate different wine choices. Do you prefer red or white? I am not a sommelier but I am happy to impart any wine knowledge that I may possess.
Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc---California
Simi Chardonnay California-----California
Bethel Heights Pinot Blanc-----Oregon
Laetitia Pinot Noir------------California
Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel----California
When in doubt, anything from the Shug Vineyard in California is a great choice in white or red varieties. All of the above mentioned wines are available for less than $20. When it comes to high quality inexpensive wines I am very partial to the Pacific coast of the U.S. as they have proven far more consistent with their quality versus other regions of the world.
I really appreciate all the wines recommendations, this website is great and loaded with very knowledgeable people in so many different topics.
Drlivingston, myself and the wife will be on Carnival's Legend Western Caribbean 7-day cruise. In fact, we are taking this cruise to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary, and also my 49th birhtday which falls on the same week.
I think everyone has given me very good recommendations and answered my concerns, I do thank everyone for all the replies; now I just need to go wine shopping...