Category Archives: Blends

Barefoot Refresh Summer Red

Tomorrow’s weather forecast, here in my highly secret undisclosed location, is for a high temp of 19 blistering degrees, and 4 to 8 inches of snow. What better time to talk about a wine with ”Summer” in the name! Summer … Continue reading

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Gato Negro Cabernet Merlot

         Gato Negro is Chilean. It’s the high volume, low priced label of nearly 150 year old Vina San Pedro. Vina San Pedro, in turn, is part of the VSPT Wine Group, assembled in 2008, and is, according to their … Continue reading

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Apothic Red Winemakers Blend

What’s atop your to-do list at the moment? Finish taxes? Get the lawn mower up and running? Change the cat litter? Well, whatever your current priorities, bump them all down a notch and insert at the top of the list- … Continue reading

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Menage a Trois California Red

 No, it doesn’t come in three packs. OK, there, I’ve included the mandatory double entendre regarding this wine’s name. I’ll resist further temptation to act like Beavis and/or Butthead and snicker about more “three” puns. The Menage a Trois name … Continue reading

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H.R.M Rex Goliath Free Range Red

 Rex Goliath wines get their name from a 47 pound rooster that was a circus attraction in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s -His Royal Majesty Rex Goliath. The company says the rooster symbolizes their big, bold, “fruit forward”, in their … Continue reading

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Yellow Tail Shiraz-Grenache

 It’s impossible to be an explorer of the cheap wine world and not venture into Yellow Tail territory. It would be like trying to learn the geography of North America and not discuss the Rockies. Yellow Tail is the Rockies, … Continue reading

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Cupcake Red Velvet

 I’ve heard over and over from various encounters in The Store that this was one I simply must try. But, alas, it is normally priced at $11.99 per 750, so that precluded me doing so, since I’m a cheapskate. But … Continue reading

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