I had this wine at The Gorbals, in Downtown LA (1/2 price wine at Happy Hour!) Like the cheap-o I am, I chose it because it was the cheapest white on the menu, but I was excited by the fact that it was a varietal I’d never heard of. Tocai – sounds like George Takai. Anyway, that’s what I was thinking.
The brand was Quattro Mani, so I assumed it was Italian. A quick google search on the varietal … Continue reading
Our super talented director/editor Greg put together this bonus clip from Episode 2 (the La Ferme Julien Rosé). As usual, we have no idea what we’re talking about, until it comes to illegal activities.
Big story today hot off the cheap wine newswire. Australian company Casella Wines, maker of supermarket favorite Yellow Tail, has announced plans to release a $10 wine by the end of next year. Even though Yellow Tail is the biggest imported wine in the US of A, (65% of Australia’s total wine exports), last year saw a bit of a decline. Casella is hoping their new wine will help to bring profit margins back up. This new price point is … Continue reading
In Part 1 of our first episode, we reviewed the $2.99 Trader Joe’s Vinas Chilenas Sauvignon Blanc and gave it 4 stars. Catch us in Part 2 as we review the $3.99 2010 Green Fin Red Table wine, also available at Trader Joe’s!
After we finished the episode, we did a little research on the wine, and found out that it’s made by the same company (Bronco Wines) that makes Two-Buck-Chuck! Except this wine is organic. Does … Continue reading
This is the first of a hopefully regular installment of cocktail recipes featuring…you guessed it – wine! Wine cocktails were popular drinks before Prohibition, and we think it’s high time to bring the old classics back.
For our first Wine Cocktail here at Cheap Wine Girls, we made a Raspberry Wine Punch adapted from a recipe on Chow.We omitted the Kirsch because we don’t know what the f*** that is, and didn’t need it diluting our wine. For any … Continue reading
In our first episode, I had a little trouble with the word “finish” when used to describe an aspect of wine. Finish, in this context, doesn’t mean the end of the bottle (necessarily.) So what, exactly, does it mean?
Let’s find out.
Karen MacNeil defines finish as “the impression that a wine leaves in your mouth even after you have swallowed it.” That sounds…a little gross, actually. Basically, finish is the aftertaste.
We’ve been talking about it for a while now, and the day is finally here!
In our first episode of Cheap Wine Girls, we review a $2.99 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc — take a look and see what we thought!
We have many more episodes to come, and so many more bottles to drink, so we hope you stick with us and keep in touch! Please feel free to email/comment/tweet us your thoughts, suggestions (or snarky insults.) We would love … Continue reading
We're just a couple of girls who enjoy fine wine...as long as it's under $10. Actually, we're kind of obsessed. Pour yourself a glass, and join us in our quest to find the best bottle of affordable vino. Cheers!