Monday, October 27, 2008

$3 Wal Mart Wine


In the Dallas news there is an article showing the results of an informal taste test for Walmart's $2.97 bottles of Oak Leaf wine.  I have not tasted the wine and don't intend to anytime soon.  If you do read the article, and I hope you do, be sure to read all the way through including the follow ups on who makes the wine, the other brands they make, and then the scores and comments.  The comment about the alcohol levels being moderate makes me think the wines could be a touch sweet, and that makes sense if you want to appeal to a large group.  Look at Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio and Kendall Jackson Chardonnay.  Both of these are very popular and on the sweet side.  Why do all these BLC (Big Liquor Company) brands come up with names using "leaf" in them? - Salamanzar

8 comments:

Melanie Busbee said...

Maybe they think adding the word 'leaf' in the name will make the wine seem more natural, trying to disguise itself as something it's not. I must confess that I have drunk a few bottles of $3 wine in my time. And I'm no stranger to wines with 'leaf' in the name. I'm an imperfect person! haha

leandra said...

While I find that some of these wines may be "drinkable", I am not interested in drinking them. :) There are plenty of good wines in the $8-$10 range that would blow these away, so worth the extra money.

Christopher said...

Like Bud Light saya, its all about "drinkability".

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