She Turned Money Into Wine

The title is true… by the way.

Shala went to Sam’s Club last night to pick up ribs for this weekend and came back with this big honkin’ bottle of Yellow Tail (Shiraz).  We usually don’t buy the cheapest wines, but Yellow Tail isn’t bad at all and get this price for the 1.5 liter bottle you see below…

Big Bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz.

10 bucks.

That is one cheap drunk right there.  It is bigger than the flower setup next to it… that is definitely worth the money.  haha

So let us take a poll today…

How many people out there are wine drinkers and if so… what is your favorite wine?

Now this isn’t our favorite by any means, but we both are always into Reds, most varieties – ‘sep Merlot.  Feel free to tweet this or retweet it – if your into that sort of thing.  Just leave your comments and we will sort it all out.  Maybe we can turn this into a contest and give away some goods?!? Maybe… we will see.  IF we hit 10 or so comments, we will see what we can do.  Promise.

13 thoughts on “She Turned Money Into Wine”

  1. Hmm… I doubt I’ve had any good (read:expensive) red wine, but I’ve always been more fond of sangria. I know this is terrible, but I don’t know the brand, I just know what the bottle looks like. >.<

    So my vote is for sangria (especially homemade)!

  2. I like wine now and then. If I made more money, I’d probably drink it more often.

    I’m a fan of the old “cheap buzz, hard (but not impossible) to screw up” White Zinfandel. Fruitier reds and blushes are ok, and there’s a few good whites I like – which is sort of odd, given that whites tend towards being really dry.

    One specific wine I have to recommend is Schmitt Söhne Riesling. Excellent german white.

    Any decent brand Cabernet Sauvignon is also, imnsho, pretty good.

  3. im not a wine guy. i dont really even like very many beers. but i loves me some mixed drinks. bulldogs, and either russians can hang out with me anytime.

  4. Well, I’ve effused about John at Homemade Wines since I met them last summer – he’s got everything, and some wonderful Reds – an Ice Wine, a Raspberry Chocolate, a Lonesome Red, and your regular Cabernet or Merlot.

    It’s a wine bar, he’ll let you taste anything before you buy, and it’s a great atmosphere to make new friends easily. Seriously, try them out sometime, and tell them I sent you, he may just hug you. 🙂

  5. Believe it or not, one of the very best wines I have ever tasted is a house red bottle for The Olive Garden. You have to let them uncork it for you, or you can’t take it out with you.

  6. @deb – it is called Principato (rosso). And Shala is right, you can get it at HEB here in Texas. The big bottle is marked up to 28$ at Olive Garden… 7$ at HEB.

    @Heather – Thanks for the tip, we will check it out next time we are in Midland. And we will tell them you sent us.

    @ghost – did I mention that I am a certified Mixologist? Seriously. I have a certificate.

    @ZealotOnAStick – Cabernet myself, and cheap buzz. haha

    @miss Tre – Can’t knock a homemade sangria… very good.

  7. I find myself drinking wine more than I do beer these days. As for my favorite wines, I’m a red wine guy myself, pinot, cabernet savignon, and even merlot (despite what Paul Giamatti thinks). There’s actually a couple of vineyards near where I live (yeah, Kansas has vineyards, who’d of thought?), so I like to sample the local offerings.

    Yellow Tail makes a great wine for the price, in my opinion.

  8. @Casey – DUDE… I thought you were off the face of the earth. Welcome back. Yeah I’m a big red-head myself. Love Cabernet, Pinot… not a huge fan of Merlot, but I can drink about anything haha.

  9. im a simpleton, but years ago in cali i spent a lot of money trying out wines. i discovered that the cheaper it was the better i liked it, until it ran below the $5 bottle range. still, i never turn down the opp to taste a wine that somebody raves about or has personally made :), but i havent found a keeper yet. but i think i’ll give the o’garden and yellowtail a try.. u never know.

  10. @James

    Yeah, I’ve been neglectful of my online activity. One white I tried out a while was a Portuguese one called Vinho Verde. I can’t remember the maker, but it was nice for a white.


    I’m kinda the same when it comes to price. I rarely spend more than $15 for a bottle, and have had some expensive wine that tasted worse than a cheap sutter home. Price is definitely not a reliable metric for how good a wine is. Crane Lake makes very decent wine for the price, and it’s about as cheap as you can get, sometimes in the $5 range.

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