I'm always looking for an outrageous value, but when picking from the under-$8/750ml-price range, my fancies have been few, fleeting, fickle and very quickly overstay the welcome they probably never deserved in the first place.

Do you have any back-alley wine encounters that have endured as sweet, though perhaps shameful, long-term romances?
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My wife and I had a three way with the Little Penguin (cabernet)which turned into a short term love triangle that we soonafter regretted.....

Sorry...just copying your context Big Grin
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Originally posted by WineTrooper:
My wife and I had a three way with the Little Penguin (cabernet)which turned into a short term love triangle that we soonafter regretted.....

Sorry...just copying your context Big Grin


After one of the Little Penguin Cabernets received a glowing review from you-know-who at WS, I took her for a spin, but my brief encounter was basically over as soon as it had begun. Use 'em and lose 'em. Wink
I had a little fling years ago with an Italian barbaresco that was about $6. After my first taste, I went back for 12 of her sisters, but they never lived up to the promise of that first kiss. Frown
I eventually put them to work in the kitchen.
When I lived in a warmer climate, when it got 80+ degrees, a chilled Bodegas Nekas Vega Sindoa Rose was often just what the doctor ordered...
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

When I lived in a warmer climate, when it got 80+ degrees,


Oh, that is warm alright! Razz

80+, breakout my sweaters. Wink
Her name was Jewel, the second I saw her willowy neck at the Cost Plus, I knew she would be mine. She smiled the whole way home and said, "sugar, don't keep calling me Jewel, call me Petite Sirah."

Anyways, she smelled of blackberry jam, tart cherries and had long long legs. I was buzzed by her company, and bizarre as it sounds, she only asked me for $6.50 for her company that evening. Best part, I can go back for another one.
RM Woodbridge cab, it was my wedding wine 4 years ago before I had any interest in wine, and though that probably biased me I still don't mind it today.
There is nothing sadder than the realization that your cheap date is really just a worn out old tart. The first time is almost always the best. This is also true with many more expensive affairs. Variety is the spice of life, no matter the price range. (My wife should read this as only applying to wine).
Red: Snoqualmie - Whistle-stop Red

White: Matua - Sauvignon Blanc


Both are $9 or less...I wouldn't call either of 'em "swill" even though that's the aisle they'll be found in.
I like the thread title.

For a while I liked Talus Pinot Noir. Then suddenly I hated it and can't bring myself to open the last bottle I have. I'm comfortable with that.
06 Trumpeter Malbec
06 Castano Monastrell
06 Panarroz Jumilla
05/06 Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
06 Concha y Toro Carménère Casillero del Diablo Reserva
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Originally posted by jnastynebr:
The lowest I will go for cheap thrills is the Dominus. This is my corkscrew

Well, I can see where such a corkscrew would not only be mildly arousing, but place a lower limit on the price of the wine one would drink. You can't very well open a $7 bottle of wine with a $71,000 corkscrew.

But if you did, think how you could relish the irony!
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For a while I liked Talus Pinot Noir. Then suddenly I hated it and can't bring myself to open the last bottle I have. I'm comfortable with that.


Lentini - you've got cahones, man. I remember getting a glass of that stuff on a Delta flight late last year, and remarking to the guy next to me "...now I know what the folks in Jonestown felt like...".
I think Gary Vaynerchuk tasted the Talus on his show, hated its guts, and scored it in the 50s or 60s. Something really bad.

I have no explanation or excuse. I just know I don't even want to cook with the last bottle I have.

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