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Archives: 'Wine less than $5'

linuxdave — February 12, 2006, 1:09 am

Charles Shaw (Two-buck-chuck) Cabernet

When people find out that I enjoy cheap wine enough to devote a website to it, they usually ask me if I have been to Trader Joe’s. My response, until last week, has always been “No, not yet”. Well, I finally caved and took a trip to Detroit, the nearest Trader Joe’s location for me […]

linuxdave — January 31, 2006, 12:21 am

Purple Moon Shiraz 2004

I picked up a nice bottle of good cheap wine: Purple Moon Shiraz from Trader Joe’s. This wine, made in Manteca California, was a pretty typical Shiraz with an atypical price tag. For only $3.99, this turned out to be one of many fantastic selections I made at Trader Joe’s. I enjoyed this Shiraz with […]

linuxdave — October 4, 2005, 6:43 pm

Mateus Rosé

Due to the unusually hot October weather (almost 90 degrees here today!), I wanted an unusual wine that I could have chilled. After spending only several minutes in the air-conditioned wine store this afternoon, I found exactly that. This rosé from Portugal caught my eye first with its flask-shaped bottle, and then with the cheap […]

linuxdave — September 20, 2005, 8:28 pm

Foxhorn White Zinfandel

$3.00. That is the value my local market placed upon this beautiful bottle of wine. Let it be known that this is the cheapest wine reviewed to date. Yeah, I know: I need to review Two-buck Chuck. In time. I can’t be drinking the swill every night. Not bad. Artificial cork, beautiful bottle as I […]

linuxdave — September 19, 2005, 2:13 pm

Glen Ellen Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Glen Ellen Reserve 2003 Cab was the cheap wine of the night last night. Just destroying my pocketbook at a whopping $4.99, this wine provided a nice pairing with the pizza I had delivered. After I popped the artificial cork, the cherry and tannins were very noticeable. Not very dry, but rich in flavor. I […]