Wine Stains as Art?

How cool are these wine stain paintings?!

Artist Amelia Fais Harnas uses a batik-like technique to create these beautiful portraits with red wine, instead of paint or ink. And, in true Cheap Wine Girl fashion, she drinks as she works…and we found at least one of her favorite wines under $10 (Damiani’s Vino Rosso, in case you’re wondering.)


If you want a wine stain portrait of your own, they are available to buy at – $18Continue reading

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!

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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

Sparkling Yellow Watermelon and Strawberry Sangria

I spent Labor Day weekend in the beautiful, but sweltering desert town of Palm Springs.  It was seriously so hot that even this lizard named Ted hung out on the driveway in the shade of our cars for a while before continuing on with whatever lizard stuff he was doing.

Triple degree heat called for cold and refreshing adult beverages, so I turned to this recipe because it looked pretty and sounded delicious.  I ended up making a few modifications … 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

Slightly Less Cheap Wine

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

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

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