Friday, January 28, 2011

Wine Sale at Total Wine and More!

Total Wine & More is always a fave of mine but next month they have a sale on 'mixed' wines (one gripe I have always had with them is that you ONLY get a discount on full cases of the same wine). If you a minimum of 6 bottles, you get a 10% discount! They also tend to have a lot of fun value wines (e.g. under $10) and I recently had one called Daisy Chain "Ana's Red". If you can get past the girly label (light blue with a lot of yellow daisies) the juice is quite nice for around $8 (the blend in the 2008 is Zin/Merlot/Cab/Syrah and is quite yummy). Another one I have mentioned before is the Grand Pacific "Heritage Red" ($8)and the 2009 is a blend of Petit Verdot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.

The only 'catch' (if you call it that) is that their true 'deal' wines (prices that end in 7, like Ravenswood Vintners Blend for $6.27!!!) are NOT part of the 10% discount as they have already cut the prices to the bone (try finding that price on Ravenswood at your local grocery--more like $9!). BTW--You've got until 2/26/11 and this offer is available only in GA per the email I received from them...

Have fun, stock up! Cheers, Bo

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Oh, Zinfandel!

Here is a great article about my favorite wine, ZINFANDEL! Such a yummy, food-friendly wine (try it with spicy foods especially!), you should buy some for tonight's Falcon's game (to go with your Pizza and wings, 'natch! Ridge is amazing stuff, and there is a Ravenswood at all price points (from the $7 Vintner's Blend, to the sub-$20 'county' series to the $35-45+ single vineyard series). Take some time to read about this wonderful wine's history!