We’re back with a refreshing wine, just in time for summer. It was the goats on the label that originally attracted me to this bottle, and it turned out Alex had actually been to this vineyard and seen the goats in person! We ended up really liking this one, but watch to hear about the interesting flavor we found in it. Cheers!
Another exciting event for the Cheap Wine Girls – more free wine! The awesome people from The Other Guys, a Sonoma-based wine producer, sent us two Zinfandels from their Plungerhead label. We thought this was a great opportunity to compare two wines of the same varietal from the same company.
This time on Cheap Wine Girls, we’re drinking the Panilonco Carménère, $3.99 from Trader Joe’s. This was one of those wines we picked out pretty much only based on the price and the label; the bottle features an awesome gold lion with the phrase “Chief of Lions” written below it. Therefore, it was a great wine for a little experiment.
Watch as we see how different glassware affects the taste of this wine. Also, glassware is a broad term in … Continue reading
This weekend was a big one for couples – a lot of people out and about celebrating Valentine’s Day and the long weekend. Which is why my boyfriend and I weren’t the only ones with the bright idea to bring a picnic out to Malibu Wines, an LA-based vineyard with a gorgeous outdoor picnic area and tasting room.
Los Angeles is not known for local wines, but there are a few vineyards nestled into the Santa Monica Mountains. It shouldn’t … Continue reading
Big news here at Cheap Wine Girls. HUGE.
We got FREE WINE!!
Okay, calm down. Take a deep breath. That’s right, we have reached the pinnacle of wine blogger success, which is that at least one (actually, exactly one) winery has sent us their wine to review. Now, if Kathy Lee and Hoda invite us on their show, our lives will be complete.
We reviewed a couple bottles on our show, but wanted to give you guys our rundown on … Continue reading
This week, the second of our Seeker Wines episodes. We already tasted the Pinot Noir, now find out what we thought of the Malbec!
This Malbec is from the Andes Mountains in Argentina, and has been aged in French Oak for a year. You can feel good about yourself because the grapes are sustainably farmed, and the special lightweight glass is eco-friendly. And of course, you should always feel good about yourself because you’re drinking wine, and that’s kind of … Continue reading
We were super brave last night when we ventured out into the arctic 45 degree LA weather to go warm up at 55 Degree Wine, but we were really glad we did. We had the opportunity to meet Steve Shaw, Jr. and taste the full lineup of wines that he produces with his father at Shaw Vineyard in The Finger Lakes region of New York. Neither of us had ever tasted wine from this region, or knew a ton … Continue reading
Hey y’all! Trying out an adorable southern accent. Not working? Okay, fine. Hi guys.
Goal number one of our show has been accomplished! Free Wine. That’s right – we got sent wine to review, because we’re wine bloggers, and that’s how we do.
This week, we taste a pretty pink Pinot Noir from The Seeker Wines. This Pinot is from France, but they have a whole line of yummy (affordable) wines sourced from vineyards around the world. We are going to … Continue reading
We hosted Thanksgiving this year, and as tradition dictated, there was enough turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green beans to absorb the many, many bottles of (cheap) wine that were consumed. Seriously, our recycling bin told a grim story the next morning.
By the time it was over, there was only one bottle standing — so we did what we had to.
If you’re in the mood for torture this holiday season, or want to passive-aggressively thrust this on your … Continue reading
We’re so excited to have a special guest star on this week’s episode. Ben Gigli from 5 Second Films came by the show to help us answer a viewer’s question: Do we have any Moscato recommendations? Having never really drank this varietal before, the answer prior to this episode was simply, “no”. So, we decided to do a little research and try a few out. We discovered that Moscatos have become quite popular recently, mostly because rap and hip hop … Continue reading