The definition, mine anyway, of a Cheapskate Wine is one priced below $10 per 750ml bottle, although the sweet spot is lower priced still. There are zillions of choices around $14-15-16 for a 1.5 liter bottle, and the opportunistic sale price shopper can score these for way under 1o bucks per 750. Nothing better for a Cheapskate than finding a FAVE for $4 or $5 per 750ml…and they’re out there all the time!
Anyone who has read wine reviews, knows there is a whole lexicon, a jargon, that seems a requirement when discussing wine. I will try like crazy to avoid any of the jargon, or clichés that are, I suspect, more about sounding “winey” ( whiney ?) than relating comprehendible, meaningful information.
For now, anyway, I must maintain anonymity because I work in a wine related field. My job entails allowing people to see the Emporer’s New Clothes, and it would be uncool for my recognition of the myth to become known. Similarly, the retailer from whom I buy wine, referred to in posts as THE STORE, must also remain undisclosed because I have a professional relationship with them that can’t, yet, be compromised. It’s downright cloak and dagger!