House Rules…

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!


5 Responses to House Rules…

  1. pienbiscuits says:

    Oooh, I’m part of some kind of intrigue… I’m excited!

  2. Cool blog. My wife and I love wine and love a bargain. I haven’t scrolled through more than the top few posts, but I will say we’ve found some deals on New Zealand sauvignon blancs and that for those who like beaujolais, it’s always cheap. My wife likes it, I’m not a huge fan. Anyway, great idea for a blog.

    • J, just J. says:

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. It’s alot more fun to write when someone actually sees it! I have a bottle of Jadot Beaujolais Villages I got for $8 a few days ago, but haven’t opened yet…I’m still a bit intimidated by the French stuff…mainly figuring out the labeling, and knowing what grape is actually in it, but I’m workin’ on it. Stay tuned.

  3. DanB says:

    Great blog!
    Only sad point was that after spending at least a minute clicking on the various “main links”, I couldn’t work out what country the writer was from .. (or what currency the price estimates are from).
    I suspect this blog was written by a Canadian, as they are very astute wine purchasers.

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