Blah. A boring Australian Blend: Terra Barossa

Ok, so I have a propensity for European wines (aka, the Old World). I like the complexity. I like the dirt. I like the minerals. But I do appreciate a big fruit bomb from time to time (three delicious words: Clarendon Hills Grenache). But it takes an awesome New World...

Vega Sindoa Chard: Is that SEAWEED?

I’m not kidding. Read on for the deets of my sad tasting experience… The Wine: Vega SindoaGrape: ChardonnayVintage: 2007Price: $11.99 in Atlanta Where It’s From: Navarra, Spain (up and coming region, just northeast of Rioja)Normal Description: So, Navarra is a rising star in the world of Spanish wines. It’s mostly...

Garnacha de Fuego — good stuff in a tacky bottle

So the marketers completely messed up on the packaging, making this look like an Elvis costume after everything went bad (there are flames on the bottle)…but the wine is pretty damn good so give it a shot. The Wine: Garnacha de FuegoGrape: Garnacha, aka Grenache, aka deliciousVintage: 2007Price: $7.99 in...

The S is for Supah…the U is for…

If you’re old like me you totally will get this reference…if not… The Wine: UniqueGrape: Sauvignon BlancVintage: 2006Price: $11.99 in AtlantaWhere It’s From: Loire Valley in France (wine snoots — appellation is Vin de Pays du Jardin)Normal Description: It was super light in color and it smelled pretty good. Loire...

Cline Zin is Fine Vin

The Wine: Cline CellarsGrape: ZinfandelVintage: 2007Price: $9.99 in Atlanta’s Trader Joe’sWhere It’s From: California (probably combo of sourcing from Sonoma, Lodi, and other inland spots)Normal Description: Ok, this wine is pretty freaking good for a $10 bottle of zin. It’s got a lot of the things that I love about...
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