I threw a small dinner party last Friday night for some friends from college. It was a mini reunion filled with laughs and good times. I traditionally like serving a special cocktail, but time got the best of me. So, I decided to serve red wine and beer. We got a 24-bottle case of Yuengling for only $17 at Costco. Cheap, huh?! And for wine, I also went cheap, but still delicious. The average price for a bottle of wine is probably around $12. Well, $12 is too much for my pocket especially when you have to buy several. I recommend going to your nearest Trader Joe’s and picking up a few bottles of La Finca.
There are three types of La Finca red at Trader Joe’s — Cabernet Souvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo. I’ve sampled each one and I usually go for the Cab and Malbec. Mind you, it’s still a $4 bottle. So don’t expect this to be the best wine you’ve ever drank. It’s good because it’s cheap and sometimes, that’s good enough for me. The flavors are not bad at all, not as full-bodied as I like, but hey, it’s still pretty tasty.
This has been my wine of choice for dinner parties lately. Never disappoints. Whether you go with La Finca or another drinkable wine at Trader Joe’s, I say $4 for a bottle of wine is the way to go. People don’t even notice after their third glass…ha. It’s true! Anyways, lets hear from you. What’s your favorite super cheap wine and where can I get it?