A Premise…

    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.


6 Responses to A Premise…

  1. Aaah, love me some wine… even occasionally from a box! That would be an interesting post as there are some decent wines that are packaged that way. Love the site!

    • J, just J. says:

      Hey, thanx for visiting…I appreciate every view I get! You’re right about the box wines, too…some ain’t so good, but some of the “names” offer boxed versions of good stuff. It would be, as you say, a good post theme.

  2. pienbiscuits says:

    You had me at “There are also expensive wines that are gasoline.” This is a very funny intro to the site. I like it. Although I live in London, so probably won’t be able to find your ‘finds’, I will still enjoy your quest for good cheapskate wines. Mine’s a red, thanks, preferably a Pinot Noir or Malbec.

  3. J, just J. says:

    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting…yes, a Malbec would be in order soon, good point.

  4. Levi says:

    What a cool sight, I found it on accidentst and I can’t stop reading. I’m in the restaurant business and i deal in wine from 25$ to 2500$ and its so true you can buy a 100$ bottle of gasoline quite easily if your not careful. Wonderful concept ill be back for sure. Keep em coming.

  5. Jennifer M. says:

    I’m currently writing a blog with the same premise – although I think you have a better sense of humor than I do 😉 Glad to see that there are other winos out there who can (and do) enjoy a bargain wine once in a while! Maybe we can exchange guest posts sometime. Cheers!
    -Jennifer from http://bargainwinetime.com

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