Archive for the ‘Shopping Like its $19.99’ Category

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Degeneration of the wine blogosphere ~ weeding out the riff raff ~ a parable

Tweet Wine, the civilizing beverage…. I just read a story, written my friend Steve Heimoff. It’s entitled, When wine writers lose it. It’s a brilliant title, because it’s a double entendre. It had me running to my own blog site to make sure I’ve not exchanged links with the person he’s written about. Thankfully we […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet I found both bottles of wine this week on sale at Cost Plus World Market. The first bottle that I tried this week was the 2006 Michael David 7 Deadly Zins, from California. It was on sale for $12.99, a $4 savings off of its usual price, so I jumped at the chance to […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet The first wine that I’ll discuss this week is the 2006 Girasole Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County, CA. This is an organic wine which I found on sale at EarthFare for $12.99. I don’t usually seek out organic wine, though I do usually buy organic dairy and some produce, but I thought that […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet This week, I’ve found two wines that together total $19.98 – just one penny under budget. I stopped by the newest wine shop in my neighborhood, Vaso de Vino Wine Market in Asheville, NC. This is a wine shop and wine bar, and although I didn’t stay long enough to enjoy a glass of […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet I was on vacation last week with my family at the beautiful Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. It’s just a four hour drive from our house, but the Palmetto trees give it a tropical feel and it just seemed like we were a long, long way from home. In all […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet This week, I tried two French wines. The first was the 2006 Le Drunk Rooster Chardonnay from Languedoc. Priced at $9.99, this unoaked Chardonnay was very enjoyable – once I got the bottle open. It was sealed with a synthetic cork. I’m not sure that I’ve addressed this before here. I really dislike synthetic […]

Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet It has been so hot on the East Coast this week! My family and I live in the mountains of western North Carolina, so we get some relief from the extreme heat and humidity, but it was still 90 degrees here for seven straight days. My point is that it’s definitely time for the […]

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A Switcheroo to Watch ~ Almaden and Inglenook going from bottles to only boxes

Tweet Almaden and Inglenook wines are about to switch from the familiar three and four-liter glass jugs to only being marketed in lightweight Bag-in-Box (BIB) packaging. The Wine Group has decided to swap the glass jugs for BIB packaging, because it will reduce the brands’ carbon footprints by 60 percent, and avoid some 11 million […]

Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet Considering the high price of gas and groceries, I decided to try another brand of boxed wine this week. I discovered the Stamp of Hardy’s 2005 Chardonnay, which is from Australia, at my grocery store for $19.99. Having tried two other wine boxes that I felt were great values, Fish Eye and Killer Juice, […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

Tweet My first selection this week is an Argentinian white wine: the 2006 Chusche River Vino Blanco, priced at $8.99. This wine is made from 100% Torrontes grapes. The nose was very floral; I especially noticed jasmine. Wonderful herb and citrus flavors were on the palate, accompanied by more jasmine. A clean, fresh finish balanced […]