I am not a wine expert.
I don’t know anything about grapes, vintages, or the fermenting processes. There will be no high-end wines from famous vineyards, and there will be no technical terminology in this list. I simply enjoy a cheap and delicious bottle of wine from time to time, and am tired of pretentious wine-snobs taking all the fun out of enjoying something so simple.
What I care about is how a wine tastes, not how expensive or impressive the bottle is. The most expensive bottle on my list is about $15 in the Utah State Liquor store (if you aren’t familiar with Utah Liquor Laws, look them up; they are truly bizarre). Keep in mind, I am no expert and this is all just for fun. Without further ado, here’s my wine list.
- Rhiannon Red Blend: this is s fruity, full-bodied red. It’s a nice table blend, perfect for sipping with dinner, or on it’s own. It’s on the sweet side, and tastes incredible with blackberries.
2. Velvet Devil Merlot: I am a basic bitch who enjoys a simple Merlot. This win is definitely that. It’s a nice, clean Merlot, perfect for sipping at the end the day.
3. Chatel Michelle Gewurztraminer: I had never heard of Gewuztraminer before I decided to try this wine on a whim, and I am so glad I did. This full bodied white wine pairs amazingly with savory and spicy foods. This white isn’t too sweet or dry- but sites somewhere in the middle with a lovely round flavor.
4. Wolftrap Syrah: Another wine bought on a whim, this South African wine is delicious and peppery. Being a lover of most spices, I loved the novelty of this spicy wine. In my experience in sharing this wine with friends, you will either love or hate this unique wine. There are few fence-sitters in this debate.
5. Zion Curtain Raspberry Wine: I couldn’t possibly leave this local Utah Wine off the list. Fruity, sweet, light, and perfect for summer, this wine has the added bonus of a cheeky name that pokes fun at Utah’s anti-alcohol culture.
So there is is. A quick, fun little post about wines you will almost always find in my pantry. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these wines!