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(ABC Local)   Ric Romero goes shopping for the best wine deals in town, manages to miss the Boone's Farm aisle   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Ric Romero, college town, best wine, culinary fruits, cabernet sauvignon  
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1751 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Dec 2013 at 11:18 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-01 11:15:29 AM  
This is not a "potential wine thread" bookmark
2013-12-01 11:20:47 AM  
What's the price? Quarter, twice.
2013-12-01 11:21:36 AM  
Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages is the best wine for the buck I've found.
2013-12-01 11:27:06 AM  
Two words.
Trader Joes two buck chuck.
2013-12-01 11:31:46 AM  
He forgot hobo wine.  You can actually make a pretty decent wine with a bottle of POM.
2013-12-01 11:33:20 AM  
When you first start drinking, Boones is the bomb.  After you've been drinking for about a year, and your taste buds have adapted, Boones is way too sugary.

Raised in a cult that did not allow alcohol, did not have my first drink until I was 30.  Couldn't stand the taste of alcohol, but didn't get into it until somewhat introduced me to Boones and other sugary drinks.  After about a year my taste adjusted, and now I prefer beer and whiskey.  Good beer, not that watered down stuff that most blokes drink.
2013-12-01 11:36:22 AM  

macross87: abhorrent1: Two words.
Trader Joes two buck chuck.


You're out of luck, it tastes like muck!

/Dr. Seuss Vineyard.
2013-12-01 11:37:25 AM  

KrispyKritter: What's the price? Quarter, twice.


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2013-12-01 11:42:29 AM Full Size

$6.79 in New Rochelle; $7.99 here.

/Hot; don't drink it that way
2013-12-01 11:45:12 AM  
He missed Thunderbird, Richards, MD 20/20, Night Train and many others
2013-12-01 11:51:19 AM Full Size

Brings back memories of college.  Well, from what I can remember anyway.
2013-12-01 11:52:56 AM  

ongbok: He missed Thunderbird, Richards, MD 20/20, Night Train and many others

There really is a dearth of fortified wine critics.
2013-12-01 11:55:01 AM  

ongbok: He missed Thunderbird, Richards, MD 20/20, Night Train and many others

Like La Copita for instance:

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Take a few in your handbag, ladies.
2013-12-01 11:58:59 AM  

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Brings back memories of college.  Well, from what I can remember anyway.

Grain alcohol shooters back in 72. Never got through half a bottle between 2 or 3 guys. But the liter of Everclear had a dent.

Why I don't drink anymore (quitter)
2013-12-01 12:01:01 PM  
Grocery Outlet is a good place to fill your cellar cheaply. Maybe one in a hundred is bad enough to pour down the sink, and I can often score for 2.99 per 750.
2013-12-01 12:47:45 PM  
Wine snob here.  A buddy with a great wine cellar served a bottle of this at a poker party.  It was indescribably and I thought my brains were gonna fall out.  I'm hooked on Cabs for life. ey +county+north+coast+california+usa

The worst bottles in his cellar were Silver Oak and Cakebread.
2013-12-01 12:52:37 PM  

macross87: abhorrent1: Two words.
Trader Joes two buck chuck.


I resent that, I'm delicious
2013-12-01 01:01:42 PM  
I know almost nothing about how to pick a quality wine. So, I've come up with an algorithm:

1) Go to Costco. Costco usually has a decent selection of quality, reasonably priced wines.

2) Look for a box that's almost empty, and buy from there. Basically crowd-sourcing my wine purchase -- I assume others know more about wine than I do, and so I buy what they're buying.

Hasn't failed me yet.
2013-12-01 01:23:59 PM  
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2013-12-01 01:27:09 PM  
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2013-12-01 01:56:37 PM  
There are some good crowd-funded wineries that might be a smart choice now. NakedWines is one broker (I have no financial connection in any way). Here's how it works, you invest a very modest sum in a small winery (as an angel). The crowd aspect makes it work. You get a substantial discount on all the wine you purchase from them and a share of their profits.

As I understand it this opportunity was only available previously to the very wealthy and has been made possible for the rest of us by the JOBS act.

Anyway, more info here:

2013-12-01 02:24:31 PM  

eas81: [ image 480x640] that Wild Irish Rose? And Thunderbird,too?

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2013-12-01 02:41:08 PM  

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Cisco is not wine. It's crack in a bottle.
2013-12-01 03:31:24 PM  
Sure, but can you drink a whole box in one sitting?
2013-12-01 05:10:20 PM  
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2013-12-01 07:02:29 PM  
You can get Spanish garnacha (grenache) for $5 or $6 a bottle...why anyone would drink 3 buck chuck (that's what it costs now in Southern California) I'll never understand...
2013-12-01 08:29:48 PM  

There really is a dearth of fortified wine critics.

The best one is  Here's what they say about Boone's Farm:

"7% alc. by vol.

       Boone's Farm just does not have enough alcohol per volume to be a bum wine.  In a bum's mind, heavy-hitting competitors such as T-Bird, Rosie, and Wild-I leave Boones in the dust.  If Boone's would make a 17% alcohol per volume version at the same price, perhaps bums would reach for it.  This sugary swill is more of an underage drinker's economy wine than a bum wine.  You won't find empty Boone's bottles in any rail yard or heating vent, but you will find it in the local bowling alley parking lot or make-out spot.  There is just no bumvidence to substantiate the bumsworthiness of Boone's Farm."

Compare this to a much more serious bum wine:

17.5% alc. by vol.

      If your taste buds are shot, and you need to get trashed with a quickness, then "T-bird" is the drink for you.  Or, if you like to smell your hand after pumping gas, look no further than Thunderbird.  As you drink on, the bird soars higher while you sink lower.  The undisputed leader of the five in foulness of flavor, we highly discourage drinking this ghastly mixture of unknown chemicals unless you really are a bum.  A convenience store clerk in Show Low, AZ once told me that only the oldest of stumbling indian drunks from the reservation buy Thunderbird.  Available in 750 mL and a devastating 50 oz jug".
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