Archives: 'Cheap Californian Wine'

linuxdave — August 10, 2006, 11:59 pm

Hook and Ladder – The Tillerman White

The best kinds of cheap wines are the kinds that have a rich story behind them. Well, The Tillerman White wine brought to you by the Hook & Ladder Winery certainly fits the bill. At first glance this wine label made no sense to me… Hook & Ladder? The Tillerman? After doing some research, I […]

linuxdave — February 17, 2006, 11:06 pm

FishEye Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Since everyone loved my review of the Fish Eye Merlot, I figured I’d give the Cab a shot. Ringing in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, this cheap wine was an equal match to the FishEye Merlot. From Ripon, California, this wine lets the fruit speak for itself. Along with the dark plum taste, I also […]

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 — December 20, 2005, 1:09 pm

FishEye Merlot 2003

A review of FishEye Merlot wine – fruity, cheap and a good match for a pasta dinner!