Let me preface my first wine post by saying I'm not going to use the following words in my postings regarding wines: jammy, legs, bouquet, flabby, spicy, woody or tannic among others. This is due, in part, by the price point of the wines I will be judging, and also because I just want to keep it real.
Whenever I walk into a liquor store, I grapple with making the decision: beer or wine. Having lived in the Bay Area has made me love wine. Being a dude has made me love beer. I've usually gone for beer based on the price point but, to even the playing field, I've decided to venture into the $15 and under wine category.
Let's start things off with a phenomenally-valued vino. Even though Trader Joe's is best known for it's Two-Buck Chuck, I recently discovered this great wine for only $6. It rivals any $15-$20 bottle of wine and, because of its price, you can bring 3 bottles of it to a dinner party instead of 1. That means 3X the fun. I would choose the 2008 Trentatre Rosso all day over a six-pack.