Episode 4: A Gruner Veltliner for every occasion

It’s still about a billion degrees here in LA, and at least one of us cheap wine girls (um, that would be me…) doesn’t have air conditioning…which is why this week, we bring you another cool & crisp white wine. This time, we pre-selected one we already love, and we hope you love it, too!

Happy Drinking!… Continue reading

Episode 3: How bad can it be?

Things keep getting worse for us here at Cheap Wine Girls, which is not so surprising considering the price tags of the wine we’re considering, but we hold out hope that one of these days, we’ll uncover that diamond in the rough. That needle in the haystack. That cheap wine that is actually a really great deal.

This, unfortunately, was not it. This is a wine to celebrate abject failure. When you feel like punishing yourself after a job not … Continue reading

Wine Review: Quattro Mani Toh-Kai

Quattro Mani Toh-Kai

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

Bonus Material from Episode 2!

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.


If you like this, there’s plenty more coming. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and “Like” us on Facebook for updates. We get positively giddy each time someone new subscribes! Cheers!… Continue reading

Etsy Wine Roundup

We love wine, and we love Etsy, so we thought we’d highlight a few awesome things (and Etsy sellers) that combine the two. Here’s a quick list of what we really want on Etsy right now.

I can’t believe someone didn’t think of this sooner. Hands-Free Wine Glass Necklace made by Three Wild n Crazy Ladies, $8.99.

We are actually in a book club together, and this is totally true. Book Club Wine Tote from author Sally Beerworth, $19.75.

These … Continue reading

Watch us review the 2010 Green Fin Red Table Wine

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

Wine Cocktails: Raspberry Wine Punch

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

Wine Words: Finish

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.

MacNeil describes the best way to identify the … Continue reading

We’re on YouTube!

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

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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!

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