My taste in wine is getting more expensive. My everyday drinking wine used to cost around $10, then it went to $15 and gradually $17. It’s been hovering around $20 the last couple weeks. The bf has convinced my frugal side that we should not be spending $100+ during the week on wine (1 bottle per night). That’s $400 per month and that’s not even including the weekend.
Currently, we don’t actually enjoy a bottle a day between the two of us on a regular basis, but we’d like to, and we have in the past. I suppose I must wait until my Baller status kicks in to justify this sort of spending on fermented grape juice.
So what is it these days that’s costing us $20+ each time? The last bottle we really liked was a Meritage from the Okanagan (pictured below).
This craving for Bordeaux style wines all started when the bf brought home the Bordeaux release flyer from the BC Liquor Store which had wines for hundreds of dollars into the thousands. Remembering that he enjoyed the red Bordeaux style wines we tried in Walla Walla, he asked if there are cheaper Bordeaux than the ones in the flyer. Not from Bordeaux, I said. Then, pointed out that we can try Meritage, which is the American name indicating that the wine is made of any combination of the varietals that you’d find in Bordeaux wines. For reds, they are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Carmenere. The one shown above is made with 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
By the way, if you’re saying Meritage with a French accent, stop it. The word actually rhymes with “heritage” and that’s how it’s correctly pronounced 🙂
What’s your everyday drinking wine? Let me know, especially if it’s under $15!