Wine is something that I have acquired a taste for and learned to appreciate. I will admit when I started drinking wine in college, I had no idea about wine other than it had alcohol in it, was part of communion at church, and that wine came in bottles, boxes, or gallon jugs! For me, wine was a bit intimidating. It seemed so grown up and sophisticated. I often didn’t know what to buy, how to pronounce many of the varieties or names, or how to pick a “good” wine. I would not consider myself a wine aficionado or “wine snob”, but I finally feel comfortable navigating the wine aisle and wine lists!
This is the first post of many more to come that I am going to call Wine Wednesday’s where I will share wines that are fabulous, yet frugal. I feel you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get quality wine. All of the wines I will share with you will be $15 or less a bottle.
I am fortunate enough to live in the Lodi, California wine region and am very close to the Sierra, Amador, and Napa wine regions. Having so many excellent wineries in a 100 mile radius means that the prices of many wines are very competitive. Raley’s, Bel-Air, and Nob Hill grocery stores are now offering 30% off wine when you buy 6 or more bottles; plus you can mix and match! Klinker Brick Winery sells the 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel for $19.99. I have gone wine tasting at Klinker Brick several times and it is a great winery with lots of excellent wines, you should check it out if you are in the area.
I am not going to go into the snobby wine talk of tannins, notes, florals, or aromas that I hear people talk about when they are trying to impress others about wine.
This is a delicious wine! You should try it!
If you are not familiar with old vine zinfandel click here. Do not confuse this with white zinfandel, I will never recommend white zin. I saw a quote on instagram today that said “Friends don’t let friends drink white zinfandel!” I completely agree.
I hope this Wine Wednesday was fabulous for you! What is your favorite wine? I’d love to hear from you!