I’ve become a little more health conscious lately. Sure, I have been eating healthy-ish for a while now. Mainly good vegetarian food, but with the occasional greasy vegetable (french fries and the like). And I have gotten back into the habit of riding my bike to work a couple days a week. I have known for a while now that it is good for your health to have a glass of red wine a day. Well, a glass of wine a day, for two people, can add up quickly. And if you get the good wine, well, it can really add up.
The solution? Cheap wine. And the wine my wife found…The Big Kahuna tempranillo. How cheap was this? Well, it had a cap that you screwed off to open the bottle. Reminded me of the scene in the original MUPPET MOVIE where Steve Martin, playing a waiter, asked if Kermit and Ms. Piggy, “care to smell the cap?”
Yup, it was the “top shelf” price of $1.99. And it tasted exactly like you’d expect two dollar wine to taste. Not something you’d sit around sipping while eating cheese and talking to friends. Unless that cheese is in a grilled cheese sandwich.
It was a bit fruity, and not all that unpleasant. No bad after taste, and with the proper levels of alcohol. Fine for eating dinner with…but not a wine I plan on keeping stocked in the wine cellar. Well, if I had a wine cellar. But a perfectly decent wine.
One you see that my wife and I spent the evening enjoying.