Champagne for My Real Friends...

Whether it's your turn to play the hostess with the mostest or you're just attacking another Tuesday night, here are some WCW-approved sips that won't break the bank or offend tastebuds- go away two buck Chuck, you're not wanted here.

 
***DISCLAIMER: I'm feeling like quite the daredevil taking on this post since Tuyen is the resident sommelier of the two of us.  While I drink wine like it's my job, it actually WAS Tuyen's job for a respectable amount of time and hopefully my picks don't vex her snobby pallet ;)                                                                                   CHEERS!!!

***DISCLAIMER: I'm feeling like quite the daredevil taking on this post since Tuyen is the resident sommelier of the two of us.  While I drink wine like it's my job, it actually WAS Tuyen's job for a respectable amount of time and hopefully my picks don't vex her snobby pallet ;)                                                                                   CHEERS!!!

Bubbles:

The fact that champagne has less calories than wine is reason enough to celebrate!  My fave these days is Bouvet Rosé Excellence. If you haven't jumped on the rose train yet- ALL ABOARD- time to wet your whistle.

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Sauvignon Blanc:

Does it have minerality? Is it citrus forward? Not sure, but Kim Crawford is damn good and always goes down wayyyyyy too easily.  Easy to find too, Costco is a good bet for the best price.

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Chardonnay:

As much as I hate being that person who just 'adores a rich, buttery chard'... I'm going to own it because DAMMIT if I don't freaking love a creamy, cool glass of chardonnay paired with...um...everything. My hand. Finding a chard that fits this bill at a decent price can be tough, Newton Unfiltered, Rombauer, La Crema, pretty much anything Russian River can't do wrong in my book, but Chateau St. Jean is a pleasant surprise at the price point.

 

Pinor Noir:

When the temps cool down or you have a tinge of wine flu from the bottle of white you gulped last night while watching Real Housewives of OC and need to switch it up, Pinot Noir is one of those versatile reds that's light enough to drink alone or pair with seafood and not be judged. I've been feeling J. Lohr lately although there are tons of budget-friendly options I wouldn't kick out of bed.

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Other reds:

I couldn't do a wine post without paying homage to my old faithful Apothic Red. It's big, it's juicy, it's got the tiniest hint of sweet and it's BOMB.COM.

The end. Salud. Prost. Let me know if you've got a must-try hidden gem!

~Jeanie