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I make wine disappear, what’s your superpower?
In my seven years of drinking wine I’ve never really been great at picking out a good bottle for myself or anyone for that matter. Even though it’s my go-to party drink, and during my Masters I was part of the Wine Society — the question that continues to haunt me is, ‘what makes for a genuinely good wine?’. Rather, what makes a good cheap wine?
Let’s face it, I’m not spending 4K on a bottle of wine which I’ll be taking over to a friend’s house party on Friday. Hell, no!
Nevertheless I don’t want to end up going to a party with a wine which tastes like vinegar, and let’s not even get started on what it smells like.
That’s why I decided that it’s time for a little field trip. Called up my best girls and told them about my little plan and all of them agreed. Thus, began ‘mission: finding the best cheap yet tasty wine in the city’.
Instead of going out on a Saturday night, we stayed in, surrounded by bottles of Red’s and White’s.
This is an oaky wine with aromas of green apple, lime and orange rind. On the palate it’s more like melons and lime.
Sula Zinfandel Red
This is a crisp red wine which is young, peppy and light bodied. It’s very mild, jammy and complex in flavour with aromas of blackberry, cinnamon and plum. It’s got a very fruity taste.
This is a medium bodied pinkish wine with notes of strawberry, plum and melons. It is vibrant, crisp and lively.
York Chenin Blanc
The fruity notes and slightly nutty flavour to the wine is what makes it unique in its own way. It’s a crisp wine and the fruitiness is reflected on the palate as well.
Fratelli Classic Merlot
This classic full bodied red wine has got earthy and dry tones to it. With aromas of pepper and dark chocolate, it’s one of the most versatile wines and my personal favourite as well.
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