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Old 10-16-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I really like Little Penguin wines. $5.99 for 750 ml or $9.99 for 1.5 L. Their Shiraz is especially good & I believe Shiraz is the type of wine Australia is known for. I also like Barefoot - Merlot.

I've tried 3 buck chuck at Trader Joes & I had trouble getting it down.

http://blog.thebarproject.com/articl...penguin-shiraz
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I usually buy a bit above "cheap", in the $10-$15 range. But I've tried a lot of cheap wine. I've had decent bottles of $2BC and enough really lousy bottles to make me shy away. I used to not mind Black Box, but it's inched up in price the past couple of years so I don't consider it much of a value these days. I personally find Barefoot undrinkable.

When I'm outside of PA, I'll sometimes stock up on cheaper wines from less-popular regions (e.g. Bulgaria, Georgia [the country], Argentina and So. Africa) as these are generally not readily available in PA stores. I find the wine that makes it over here from those regions is often decent, not great, but usually better than similarly-priced wines from the US, France, Chile or Australia.

However, there are some wines (e.g. Cabs, Pinots) that I would most always pay more for from a US/French/Aussie vinter as I find the quality of those wines from other countries is not very good.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:39 PM
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I'll be the sole semi-naysayer on Charles Shaw. It isn't bad for the price point, and the cost is admittedly low. But tastewise, there are def, marginally more costly wines that taste much better.
which ones? im looking for a 6-8 dollar bottle, as my consumption has gone up, i use to never drink but now drink 2-3 bottles per week.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:41 PM
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I really like Little Penguin wines. $5.99 for 750 ml or $9.99 for 1.5 L. Their Shiraz is especially good & I believe Shiraz is the type of wine Australia is known for. I also like Barefoot - Merlot.

I've tried 3 buck chuck at Trader Joes & I had trouble getting it down.

Review: The Little Penguin Shiraz | The Bar Project Project
im not a huge wine head, but i can tell cheap wines (specially yellow tail) is not kept in wood barrels, they just add wood chips, the wine isnt aged, seeing a wine like penguin wine it is probably similar?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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which ones? im looking for a 6-8 dollar bottle, as my consumption has gone up, i use to never drink but now drink 2-3 bottles per week.
Depends on what you want.

I'm a fan of sauvignon blanc, and picked up a bottle of Monkey Bay, a Marlborough, New Zealand SB, for about $7. I didn't have high hopes, but it was actually a really nice balance. Crisp and lightly citrus-y, neither too sour nor too sweet, not too astringent. It went really well with our roast chicken dinner, and I'd definitely get it again.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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which ones? im looking for a 6-8 dollar bottle, as my consumption has gone up, i use to never drink but now drink 2-3 bottles per week.
Depends on what you want.

I'm a fan of sauvignon blanc, and picked up a bottle of Monkey Bay, a Marlborough, New Zealand SB, for about $7. I didn't have high hopes, but it was actually a really nice balance. Crisp and lightly citrus-y, neither too sour nor too sweet, not too astringent. It went really well with our roast chicken dinner, and I'd definitely get it again.

Honestly, unless it's a really special occasion, I'm hard pressed to pay more than $20 for a bottle of wine. My most solid favorites all fall in the $10-$16 price range. I've had my share of fine wines, and they have their place, but for pedestrian, wine-with-the-average-workday-dinner type wine drinking, that's really not necessary.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:52 PM
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Depends on what you want.

I'm a fan of sauvignon blanc, and picked up a bottle of Monkey Bay, a Marlborough, New Zealand SB, for about $7. I didn't have high hopes, but it was actually a really nice balance. Crisp and lightly citrus-y, neither too sour nor too sweet, not too astringent. It went really well with our roast chicken dinner, and I'd definitely get it again.
i like reds, not whites (i drink for the health benefits as well as the buzz). ill keep an eye out for their merlot. thanks

where do you like to shop for wine?

trader joes? whole foods? local grocery? or local wine store, which has better prices?
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Anywhere, really. Often, locally owned wine shops can't compete with chain stores, price-wise, but I have had local shops who did offer an impressive range of price points. I just look for the sales.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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Franzia, it's like $15 for 5 liters.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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I like the Grifone Primitivo from old vine zinfandel grapes Trader Joe's sells for $4.49.
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