Category Archives: FAVES

Xplorador Carmenere

       I was standing in The Store perusing the South American shelf, looking for Malbecs that looked like a good deal when a lady with a shopping basket, apparently in a hurry, zoomed to where I was standing and reached … Continue reading

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Cavit Pinot Grigio

       Many years ago, before the dawn of the modern era, when there were still phone booths on corners, and SPAM meant a disgusting meat-like canned substance, my lovely bride and I were at an Italian restaurant, an authentic one … 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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The Stump Jump Shiraz 2009

 One of the key elements of successful Cheapskate living is opportunism. It’s important to recognize a genuine opportunity to score an inordinately good value. Not the phoney boloney, pseudo deals like the “Buy one suit and get a second suit, … Continue reading

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Gazela Vinho Verde

A common scenario: You, person A (or couple A), are dropping by a friends place, person B (or couple B) to hang out, have some light snacks, maybe watch a movie. You (A) would like to take along an adult … Continue reading

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Rene Barbier Mediterranean Red

 A nice surprise, this Spanish cheapo. An unknown brand to me, and I’ve had no anecdotal evidence as to its merits, or lack thereof. I must admit I was drawn in by: A) The $5.99 sale price (a buck off … Continue reading

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Pillar Box Red, 2008

 Something happened on the way to the Barefoot….. I have, of late, paid a great deal more attention to the giant Special Purchase stacks clogging the aisles of The Store. Most of them are beyond my self imposed $10 per … Continue reading

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