I’m excited to be cohosting with Biana and Amanda for Wino Wednesdays. I am not a big drinker…..I have no filter to begin with so I usually just stick to a glass of wine and call it a day. I do like a good mojito, cucumber gimlet or a dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives……not to be specific or anything but for the weekends I prefer a nice glass of red!
I have two favorite bottles of wine, one white, one red that are my absolute favorites. They seem to be everyone else’s favorites as well because they are the most OVERPRICED bottles and glasses when you go out to dinner.
Seriously the most easy drinking white. Not too sweet, not too dry and goes so well with everything. You can usually buy it at Total Wine for $14 max. I have seen this same bottle go by the glass for typically $10-11. Say what??? So do yourself a favor and buy the bottle and enjoy at home.
This is one of my absolute favorite bottles of red. It is smooth and pairs so well with steak and full bodied meals. Can people just stop serving this???? The bottle at Total Wine max $18. We went to Flemings the other night and they had it listed for like $14 a glass. I mean I know there is a markup but shoot. I’ll just go and buy it for a bottle instead of having it for one glass.
I seriously have not figured out what to do with all my corks! I save ones from all our important life events. My favorite one to date is the champagne cork from the night we got engaged!
Not going to lie my favorite meal is greek salad with pizza and wine
Lastly……my public service announcement gripe. Sometimes we will have a glass of wine at home before we go to dinner. The minute our server realizes we are not ordering wine/liquor they are no where to be found. I mean we are still buying expensive steaks! I know all the money is in alcohol but seriously it drives me crazy.
So these are two of my favorite go to mid range bottles. Have you had these before? Tell me if you have noticed when you don’t order drinks out your server magically disappears. Has that happened to you before? What are your favorite bottles of wine that are outrageously marked up when you go out?