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Old 12-23-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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What is the cheapest, relatively good drinkable wine?

Any opines? or has this already been discussed.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Here's a couple of old threads on the subject:

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Advice on a good $10 bottle wine
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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What's the word? Thunderbird! What's the price? Fifty twice!
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What's the word? Thunderbird! What's the price? Fifty twice!
He did ask: relatively good drinkable wine.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:34 PM   #6
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I can't do Thunderbird. My father drank it out of a bottle in a paper bag and kept it under his chair.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:36 PM   #7
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Kahn, I can't do that either, blush is for girly men. Sorry.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:58 PM   #8
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I find the Yellow Tails are pretty decent.. Some Wal*Marts carry them in the $6 to $9 range.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:06 PM   #9
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What's the word? Thunderbird! What's the price? Fifty twice!
Or "thirty twice," perhaps from an older version:

BumWine.com - Thunderbird
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:23 PM   #10
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Try these they are good...

Oak Leaf wines at Walmart are $3 and quite good.

$3 Wal-Mart wines hold their own in our taste test | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News

Here's a good article from the Dallas Morning News.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:57 PM   #11
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2008's Most Thrilling Wines - WSJ.com
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Bully Hill wines, made by a NY Finger Lakes winery owned by an eccentric guy (now deceased) by the last name of Taylor.
The Space Shuttle table white is fabulous. Love My Goat red table wine is superb.
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Are you more interested in taste or the consciousness-altering capability?
If your goal is the latter, I believe science evidence points to Thunderbird.
(NEVER serve this in the presence of anyone you are trying to impress).

Well, unless he's a bum.

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Are you more interested in taste or the consciousness-altering capability?
If your goal is the latter, I believe science evidence points to Thunderbird.
The former would be drinkable. The latter is more drunkable.
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ok, I think I might go for the Oak Leaf at $3. But they are only 12% alky so I would have to drink about 10% more for the same effect which tends to offset the price diff. I found a Vendance chard for $7 for a big bottle at a local Stop & Shop which wasn't bad but that may have been a special- we'll see. Since being educated by reading this board I have looked at my budget and concluded that I can drink the same amount of wine for about half my current wine budget at these prices. This is because of the recession. If I have to reduce volume, that's a depression!
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I like the Fetzer label for table reds:

Fetzer Vineyards

Found this on sale for $6.99, :
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Wine of choice around here for entertaining: CMS Red by Hedges (cab, merlot, syrah). Just a darn good drinking wine, $10 at Costco. Highly recommended.

Hedges Family Estate: Our Wines, CMS by Hedges

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I drank Franzia Sunset Blush until recently. About $10 for a 3 litre box. Then Inglenook came out with their White Zinfidel in the 3 litre box for a dollar more and I was hooked. A much better wine.
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I drank Franzia Sunset Blush until recently. About $10 for a 3 litre box. Then Inglenook came out with their White Zinfidel in the 3 litre box for a dollar more and I was hooked. A much better wine.
Franzia Chillable Red ... 5 liter box ~$9.00 at Sam's or Walmart.
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I'd vote for Two Buck Chuck. See attached.

snopes.com: Charles Shaw Wine
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