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

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 haven’t, […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

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 use […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

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 I’d […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

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 wine […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

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 of […]

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Shopping Like it’s $19.99 with Katie

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 corks. […]