Fine Wines: The Chicken’s Mid-February Wine List (Valentine’s Day)
I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of in love with a good bottle of tasty, cheap wine. And there’s no better time to enjoy it than Valentine’s Day. So let’s talk about some awesome wines that you can enjoy all month long.
Since I’ve got your back, or should I say pallet, let me share a little secret with you. Here’s how to drink fine wines: drink what you like and don’t worry about it what the experts say. Did you know that on average, only one in 10 professional judges is consistent — the rest of them just make it up as they go along? And in a study in France — you know, the place that invented French Fries — 54 of 54 experts couldn’t tell the difference between white wine and the same wine colored to look red.
So don’t worry about it. Trust your taste. Its the only judge that matters.
That said, here’s what I do like to do — find a good bottle of wine that fits my taste and that doesn’t cost a wing and a drumstick. Or an arm and a leg. Here are a few fine wine brands that I like to curl up with:
Yellow Tail. If you’re an Outback and Foster’s kind of chicken, and who isn’t, Yellow Tail’s the wine for you. Coming all of the way from Australia, you can get all sorts of different varietals, and all of them are bonzer. That’s Australian for good.
Sutter Home. Fine wines come from all over the world, but some of the best still come from Napa, and Sutter Home’s one of them. With 18 different choices — ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to Zinfandel — you’re sure to find one you like. And if you want a little fizz in your Valentine’s Day, try some of their bubbly wines. Just don’t burp. Too much. Unless you’re hanging out with me. I’m cool with it.
Freaky Muscato. You don’t have to leave home to find freaky good wine. My good buddies, the St. Lunatics, don’t just lay down freaky beats — they also beat the heck out of grapes and turn them into wine. Freaky Muscato’s sweet for your honey but has enough body for you. Along the way, it’s got some of those romantic bubbles that seem to go with Valentine’s Day.
Cul-De-Sac. You know the Chicken won’t lead you wrong. I flew all of the way to California (boy are my arms tired!) and found this awesome wine and brought it back just for you. Cul-De-Sac is cheap — $3.49 — and good. We’re proud to have it as our house wine. And I’m proud to drink it. Just about every night.
I’m not just a beer chicken. Sometimes, I’m a sophisticated wine-drinking ground fowl. And when I want to pop a cork, I know that my selection of fine wines has what I need. Stop in and grab a bottle — or a case — and see for yourself!
Before you head out the door, get your CluckBuck below — there’s nothing more fun-fun than making cheap-cheap wine even cheaper!!
Your favorite party fowl,
The Dirt Cheap Chicken