9th annual Plonkapalooza Value wines offer some surprises ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Every fall, the annual Plonkapalooza tasting of 50 wines $15 and under surprises. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Now in its ninth year, the tasting includes three experts (usually sommeliers, and this year, a chef) who tell us what bottles they would be happy to serve. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Josh Cole, beverage director at Puritan & Co., the restaurant in Cambridge, tested a white wine. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff The bottles were wrapped to disguise their labels, and numbered, and tasters’ notes referred to those ID numbers. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Nominations included bottles from South America, Australia, and the United States, but European offerings edged out the New World competition.