April 04, 2012

Wine Time

Not that anyone has ever asked me for my opinion on wine (or anything for that matter), but I decided to give my take on the best cheap wines out there.

By cheap I mean less than $10.

By out there I mean at Harris Teeter.

My recent favorites are the 3 wines listed below.

First we have the Fish Eye brand Shiraz. Currently available for $5.99 at HT, this wine is so very smooth. I really don't like red wines that are so dry they taste hot. This wine is so not like that that it almost taste a little below room temperature, which is what I like in a wine.

And it means I don't have to add ice cubes to my glass and look like a redneck.

I know it's totally random, but I think Shiraz is my favorite overall wine. It's refreshing, smooth, good for summer or winter, and this brand has a screw-cap so it's perfect for emergency situations.

On the Cabernet Sauvignon front, we have Earthwise. This wine is also available right now for $5.99 at HT.

Cabernets are so mild and delicious. I don't know wine words like "talons" "notes" or "body", but I can assure you that this one tastes good and has your standard 13% alcohol in it. And they are made from sustainably farmed vineyards. SOLD.

Now for a white, which is what I'm typically known for. Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is so hot right now.
It's all the rage with my bitches here on the East Coast.

So crisp. So refreshing. And so mostly under $10. It's usually on special for $8.99 at Harris Teeter and $7.99 at Costco. Sometimes I think it might be $10.99 at stupid places. Avoid those places whenever possible.

I don't think I've ever spent more than $10 on a bottle of wine outside of a restaurant. And with wines like this available why would I ever want to!?

Well, I did spend $13 on a bottle of Cupcake Red Velvet when I was in Aspen recently. But that doesn't count because Aspen is where the beer flows like wine. And the wine costs at least $5 more than it would in any other part of the country.

Now, who's ready for an afterwork glass of vino!?

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