7 Cheap Wines That Actually Taste Good
Starting now everything I write will be about alcoholÂ so I can start calling my drunken stupors â€œresearch.â€
I sat down to do said â€œresearchâ€Â in my tiny Airbnb in NYC last weekend and ended up getting too drunk to finish, so Iâ€™ll be the first to admit that some of this information came straight from google and my equally drunk/cheap friends/mom.
Please bear with me while I attempt to describe seven cheap wines that donâ€™t taste like shit.
Woodbridge Pinot Grigio by Robert MondaviÂ is a fruity and light white wine thatâ€™s super refreshing and only costsÂ $8. Whatâ€™s not to love?
Ravenswood Vintnerâ€™s MerlotÂ is a new personal favorite of mine! It costs just underÂ $7Â and itâ€™s 13.5% alcohol content will get you drunker than you can say, “Tiff, donâ€™t get too drunk before you finish this article.” This red wine is described (by people who actually know what theyâ€™re talking about) as smooth and supple. I agree. So will you.
Delicato Family Vineyards ChardonnayÂ atÂ $6Â is a California white and is from one of theÂ fastest growing wine companies in the world. Which is great news for when you and everyone you knowÂ buy this wine by the case.
If thereâ€™s ever been a debateÂ about whether Trader Joeâ€™s or Whole Foodâ€™s is betterâ€¦ let me just add that Trader Joeâ€™s has BALLER wines. And theyâ€™re cheap. Trader Joeâ€™sÂ 2007 TBD RougeÂ is aÂ $5.99Â 14.5% zinfandelÂ wine that surprisingly doesnâ€™t taste alcoholic. Like, at all.
ZÃ¼m Mosel Riesling 2010Â is aÂ $7.99Â wine and is said to have the perfect combination of acidity and sweetness. But honestly, the only thing that matters to me is that it doesnâ€™t taste like cat pee.
And lastly, if you want to getÂ reallyÂ fancy, you can pick upÂ anÂ $11.99Â bottle orÂ $19.99Â magnum ofÂ Korbel champagneÂ (my favorite is the Brut â€” itâ€™s literally comparable to Veuve Cliquot.)