Having just posted a pic of a value French, of course there are wines to be found but my point is there is more overpriced stuff than nuggets. When I was buying for restaurants years back I was offered some quality cheap stuff but it would never sell. That cheap stuff, while cheap relative to the more famous regions is now 2x and 4x the price it was back then. Part if this is due to more educated buyers spreading their purchases, partly currency, partly what the word 'France' adds to a price.
Also, we all have different interpretations of what value is, one man's $10 bottle is another man's $40. Nice thing about this thread is it helps find stuff.
That is not my view, what I said was "value in general is outside of France"
I buy Kermit Lynch regularly, and they are reasonably price compared to some other outlets but I still find it expensive. The best way to buy for value is just bottled and sit on it. Most wine buyers want something that evening's dinner party and don't have storage or patience.
Edited by idfnl - 12/9/12 at 5:13am