Posts Tagged Cheap

Sutter Home: Chardonnay – The One I Left In The Fridge…

Short And Quick Review: Well…I can honestly say that I didn’t leave it in there on purpose…

Brand: Sutter Home

Type: Chardonnay

Cost: $5-11

Rating: 2/5

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Yep...I kinda forgot about this one...

Yep…I kinda forgot about this one…

Review: Sooo…If you remember when I bought all of those little bottles of Sutter Home wines…I was under the impression that I had already tried all of the ones I had bought. Well this one was tucked behind a jumbo container of Yogurt that I just found today! YAY! But, to put it simply…this wine is bitter…like hardcore. I can still drink it though, which is a plus because there is no greater travesty than buying a new wine that you don’t want to drink. I would definitely not recommend this to new wine tasters because the bitterness is overpowering. If you want to get a nice buzz though, this wine delivers quickly in that regard. All in all, just be careful with this one. It really has a taste that you have to get accustomed to in order to like it…

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Cheap-o Wine: Mad Dog 20/20 – Blue Raspberry

Short And Quick Review: Every drink is a hardship…I just need to finish what I put into my cup…and I will be O.K.

Brand: Mad Dog 20/20

Type: Blue Raspberry

Cost: $4-5

Rating: 1.5/5

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Mad Dog 20/20 - Blue Raspberry

This is not wine this is pure alcohol…

Review: First off, I have to say that it is a definite chore just to drink this “wine“…It is pungent with the smell of alcohol, tastes like pure vodka, and looks like a melted blue Slurpee.  It isn’t Red Velvet horrible, it just really tastes like alcohol, and that is not what I was looking forward to. Come to think of it, most wine actually tastes a lot better than harder liquor. This drink doesn’t get the title of “wine” in my book at all. As you swallow this blue concoction, the initial taste is refreshing and then the aftertaste is something you wish you could have avoided. Even with my cup half full, I fear I can’t stomach the rest of whats left…we’ll see. I am just forewarning you, this wine is not for beginners. Drink at your own risk.

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Cheap-o Wine: Mad Dog 20/20 – Red Grape Wine

Short And Quick Review: For A Red Wine, This One Took Me By Surprise…Literally

Brand: Mad Dog 20/20

Type: Red Grape Wine

Cost: $4-5

Rating: 3/5

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Mad Dog 20/20-Red Grape Wine

Actually didn’t taste half bad.

Review: Huzzah!!! Another good tasting red wine!!! (I haven’t had much luck in the past with these darker red wines). But, as a whole this wine is sweet, cheap, and hits the spot with some good food. I got perpetually smashed by drinking the MD 20/20-Orange Jubilee wine and this one, which at the time was a good thing until I got sick the next day which was no fun. BUT alas, I will not bash the wine for getting me sick. It has a definitive taste that reminds me of spiked punch. I would probably recommend this wine to newbies and avid wine drinkers because it’s pretty tasty. The only drawback is the aftertaste that rides for a while on the tongue after consumption. It is like the alcohol kinda sticks to the taste buds and won’t let go. So just be weary.

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Cheap-o Wine: Mad Dog 20/20 – Orange Jubilee

Short And Quick Review: For the most part, it is drinkable. But this is a low step to go if you want to experience wine on the cheap…

Brand: Mad Dog 20/20

Type: Orange Jubilee

Cost: $4-5

Rating: 2.5/5

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Mad Dog 20/20

Yes, this is wine. Surprising…no?

Review: I actually drank this wine a week ago…with two other wines…and it was not a good idea. I was sicker than a dog the next day, which makes the name more…meaningful. (Yeah, lets go with that). Needless to say, for the amount of alcohol you get for the $4 you spend, this wine can hit you pretty hard depending on how much you can swallow. The first drink begins with a great reminiscence of Sunny Delight with a light kick. Then the alcohol comes to the surface on the second drink and any thereafter. I can say that it literally tasted more like a badly mixed screwdriver than actual wine by the time I was wasted. BUT, the point is to get drunk RIGHT? So as a whole, it’s O.K. for anyone tight on cash and you can’t spend the actual money on a decent bottle of wine. But if you have run out of wines to try, this is a definite new experience.

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A Dastardly Night of Threes: Sutter Home-White Zinfadel

Short And Quick Review: Bitter + Dry + Pink = (WHITE)?! Zinfadel…

Brand: Sutter Home

Type: White Zinfadel

Cost: $5-11

Rating: 2.5/5

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Sutter Home - White Zinfadel

It took a bit, but this wine is drinkable…barely.

Review: Friday night was when it all started, I figured I would try my wine like I normally would and everything would be hunky dory. I was definitely wrong. This wine was first on the agenda and to my dismay I found out rather quickly that it was really bitter and dry. It is drinkable mind you, but just barely…I do have to say that if you want to get drunk though, this wine is the one for you! Only two of these baby bottles literally put me under the table which really surprised me. I would recommend this wine to people who have already had a plethora of wines under their belt because this one is not for the feint of heart. Overall, it didn’t taste so bad that I couldn’t drink it but it was really close.

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A Dastardly Night of Threes: Sutter Home-Cabernet Sauvignon California

Short And Quick Review: This wine is just as delightful as Red Velvet…(internet sarcasm)

Brand: Sutter Home

Type: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cost: $5-11

Rating: 0/5

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Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon

Leave this one at the store…forever.

Review: This was second on the list of wines to try that night. I wish I would have kept the darn thing in the fridge honestly…I opened the bottle, took a sip, poured out the contents so no one would have to taste it ever again. I would not recommend this wine to anyone because of the overpowering taste (if you can call it that) which invades your mouth and is there to stay. I couldn’t handle this wine at all, the flavor made me sick to my stomach and I don’t even think this wine would be good to cook with. I really wish I could have left this one at the store rather than spending the small amount I did on it…well now you know a wine to definitely avoid.

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The Real Mostcato D’Asti!

Short And Quick Review: Good starter wine, the taste is sweet and not overpowering.

Brand: Bella Bollé

Type: Moscato D’Asti

Cost: $7-$11

Rating: 4/5

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This one is pretty darn good!

This one is pretty darn good!

Review: The best way to describe this wine is to imagine tasting sweet, bubbly water. Yep, that pretty much nails it on the head! This is a cheap wine that I figured would be a good one to try, and I am getting better at picking the right ones. I am not a wine-o, but I finished the whole bottle within an hour and a half. The cup I use doesn’t really give any wine a chance. But this wine really accentuates most food that you pair with it, so you can either enjoy it by itself or with some good food. Most beginners would like this wine because of how sweet it is. There really isn’t any aroma with this wine that I can tell. Mmmmm!

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