There is an old Hans Christian Anderson tale about two tailors who make a new suit of clothes for the Emperor that only the very smart, the sophisticated, those worthy of royalty can see. The Emperor, of course, can “see” his new clothes, and as he is paraded around the city to show off his new threads, most of the subjects “see” them, too. A child, though, shouts out the truth-he isn’t wearing anything at all. There is, in my humble opinion, a lot of “Emperor’s New Clothes” syndrome in the world of wine. The reality is, as that child might shout out, there is no direct relationship between the price of a bottle of wine and its drinkability. There are, no question, wonderful $30, $50, or $100 wines, and there are also expensive wines that are gasoline. And, there are many, many very enjoyable bottles for under 10 bucks, as well as some that should be used as weed killer. The Cheapskates Wine Guide is dedicated to exploring the vast number of inexpensive wines, and honestly reporting on the results.