Wine Up Wednesday is a (hopefully) weekly series I will be posting about some of my favorite wines.
There will also be a rating system based on everyone’s favorite wine-drinking brotherlover from Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister. For example, the best wines get five Cersei’s and so on.
I love wine *punches white girl card*. It can work with food to make the food or wine better, or worse if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Wine is pretty much the perfect alcohol. It can be as cheap or expensive as you want and is socially okay to drink several times a week without being labeled a drunk. Maybe because wine has an elite image? Or maybe because wine is pretty much juice boxes for adults?
Who knows and who cares? It’s freakin’ delicious, if you like it. Otherwise this post isn’t for you. Click out of the tab and get back to porn.
To start out this post series, I thought I’d go with one of the most well-known wines; the famous Two Buck Chuck.
Two Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw) is available at Trader Joe’s and runs $1.99-$3.79 depending on your state.
Some brief web sleuthing shows Two Buck Chuck is owned by the infamous boxed wine company, Franzia. Which is probably why it is so cheap.
Let’s not pretend boxed wine is good. It’s not. It’s ass. Even as a huge cheapskate, I won’t go down the boxed wine path. After learning this bit of info, I have lost some respect for Chuck and his two buck wine and realized TBC is most likely the same wine that goes into the box.
TBC isn’t bad. Are there better wines out there? Obviously. If you are looking to try out a new variety of wine, or just want a cheap buzz, this is what you want. This Sauvignon Blanc is fine, but I probably won’t buy it again. It’s a little sweeter and not as dry as the Cupcake Blanc and overall doesn’t taste as good.