Speaking of cheap wines, last year in Italy we were driving around Montepulciano, saw a very nice "Palazzo" (you know, old villa, cypress-tree lines driveway). We stopped there, the old guy got us drunk (wine tasting in Italy means finishing the bottle with the owners, so we drank 4 bottles between the 4 of us). But I didn't have much cash, he said he doesn't take credit cards, I told him I only had 30 euros, and he was very happy, he said with 25 he can give me one of each 4 wines he was making. DW insisted we give him 30, cause they were very nice people and the wine and ambiance was awesome. That comes to 7.5E, about $11/bottle.