Cheap Date Wines

Posting about something a little different today...enjoy!

I live about an hour away from Temecula, Southern California's very own wine country. When I get the chance, wine tasting is one of my favorite activities! If you ever have the opportunity to go to a winery and taste different wines, I would highly recommend it. It's so so much fun! My boyfriend and I have been twice and both times (once last February and once the April before that) it was just amazing scenery and a great way to explore wine when you're a beginner. For about $15, you get 5 tastes depending on the winery.

However, expensive wine isn't always the best! There are plenty of "cheap" wines that I prefer over some of the expensive wines I've had at the wineries. I personally like reds and know nothing about white wines. Absolutely nothing! I am by no means a wine snob nor a wine expert. With that said, I will recommend some tasty wines that are worth the buy if you're slightly clueless. That was me not too long ago!! These are all really smooth and you can gulp them down! Perfect if you're attending a dinner at a friends house and want to bring something to show your appreciation.

Cheap Date Wine #1
Menage A Trois-Around $10

Cheap Date Wine #2
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon-Usually under $10
My favorite, although the Yellow Tail Merlot's are yummy as well!

Kinda Cheap Date Wine #3
Firefly Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon-About $20-$30

What's your favorite wine?


  1. I acutally love cheap wine! ha ha!
    Yellow Tail is a great one! In college we used to get Franzia all the time:D

  2. i {love} me some vino! -- i am actually drinking a glass of Menage A Trois right this very moment :] love the blog. newest follower. can't wait to read more.

  3. Fun! I haven't ever done a wine tasting, but I hear they are super fun. :) I am a bit of a cheap wine drinker myself! Sometimes I go with the one with the coolest label....hah, probably not the best way to go about it. Every wine I've gotten at Trader Joes has been good, too.

  4. I love wine tastings! I got married in Napa :) Great post! xx

  5. I love wine! Especially sipping on a cold glass in the summertime. This looks like so much fun!

  6. This is so awesome!! And Omg so pretty! So happy you found my blog so I could find yours! Newest follower!

  7. Ohhh my goodness we are neighbors! I LIVE in Temecula :) I am a big Wino lol! Wine tasting is so much fun..and I am ALL for cheap wine. I like your suggestions!

  8. I'm awfull with wine, it turns me into a lazy slump who wants to fall asleep on anything. That being said I do love a good glass of lambrini, have you tried it? Its the ultimate in cheap sparkling wine - if it can even be called that


  9. @Anna-Franzia is underrated...and so is "slapping the bag" aka chugging wine.
    @Ashlyn-Thanks for following! I'm following you now too :)
    @Jenny-I'll drink anything from trader joes! I pick wines based on their locations. My bf went to school in the Central Coast area of California, so we usually just pick something from there!
    @Chantal-I am dying to go to Napa! It's on my bucket list :)
    @Caitlin-If you like cold wine, you would love sangria! Homemade sangria is delicious. Hmmm maybe I'll post a recipe soon!
    @Courtney-Your blog is really cute! I enjoyed reading past posts!
    @Lindsay-Why hello neighbor! I just moved to North Park from Poway. I'm from the Poway/Rancho Bernardo area.
    @Eloise-I haven't tried Lambrini! It sounds very similar to Lambrusco which is SOOO good. They sell it at Trader Joes.

  10. I don't know much about wine - but would love to go on a wine tour!

  11. Aaww, that's awesome you can go pretty vineyards whenever you want! There are some vineyards in Maryland too, but MD wine is nowhere near as good at California wine ;) Thanks for the awesome tips! I am drinking a lovely $4.50/bottle pinot grigio right now. It is from the glamorous Pepperwood Grove winery hehe. But it's super good!

    Excited to follow your blog and learn more cool things! You're so sweet! :)


  12. Hmmmm I am WAY more partial to Red than white wine, Trader Joe's Costal Merlot isn't bad, and I really like Zinfadels, definitely partial to CA wines! :D
    PS You've just got yourself a new follower!

  13. Rex-Goliath their Cabernet. $5.99 and really yum. Enjoy!

    Oh and I take my red with an ice cube, I know how to keep it classy ;)

  14. I'm loving Trader Joes wine because it's 2.79 a bottle! I also like Cupcake and Alamos.. I'm a red wine girl!


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