The Cheapest I Could Find

 The Cheapest I Could Find  I just do random wine experiments from time to time, whenever the mood hits me. Or when I come up with an idea. As I was in the Carrefour the other day picking up some groceries, I thought, why not buy the absolute CHEAPEST wine they have in here and see what it tastes like. So I did…  Let’s start with the label.  The xerox’d photo looking like it could be any vineyard in any country, anywhere. The basic typewriter letters. There is no producer or vintage stated either. Now, the region of Languedoc makes some great wine and at an amazing price point compared to Rhone Valley or Bordeaux but…they are also known for producing bulk wines, which is just a step above boxed wine. And that is what I found myself drinking here. A bulk red wine that tasted of hints of red fruit. Which ones, you can pick one or two. Very rough on the palate, not in the rustic sense but in the we-add-wood-chips-to-the-fermentation sense. Very thin and the shortest finish, which is never a good thing…  Final conclusion: All French wine is not delicious. Maybe if I was at a cafe with mes amis looking out over the Seine or sitting on the Champs Elysees sipping this in a glass, the taste would be different. But at home, in my room, watching Netflix…nope. I couldn’t be but so mad though, this wine cost 2.04 euros or $2.32. French Two Buck Chuck!!!

The Cheapest I Could Find

I just do random wine experiments from time to time, whenever the mood hits me. Or when I come up with an idea. As I was in the Carrefour the other day picking up some groceries, I thought, why not buy the absolute CHEAPEST wine they have in here and see what it tastes like. So I did…

Let’s start with the label.  The xerox’d photo looking like it could be any vineyard in any country, anywhere. The basic typewriter letters. There is no producer or vintage stated either. Now, the region of Languedoc makes some great wine and at an amazing price point compared to Rhone Valley or Bordeaux but…they are also known for producing bulk wines, which is just a step above boxed wine. And that is what I found myself drinking here. A bulk red wine that tasted of hints of red fruit. Which ones, you can pick one or two. Very rough on the palate, not in the rustic sense but in the we-add-wood-chips-to-the-fermentation sense. Very thin and the shortest finish, which is never a good thing…

Final conclusion: All French wine is not delicious. Maybe if I was at a cafe with mes amis looking out over the Seine or sitting on the Champs Elysees sipping this in a glass, the taste would be different. But at home, in my room, watching Netflix…nope. I couldn’t be but so mad though, this wine cost 2.04 euros or $2.32. French Two Buck Chuck!!!

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