Not in a snobby way. Okay, not too snobby. I just hate ugly labels.
This one appealed to me. And it only cost $4 at TJs.
I won't try to pretend I know whether it was a fabulous wine or not. I drank it, and I enjoyed it. No one else complained about it.
It has a screw top, which I am digging these days because it eliminates any awkward struggling with a cork (despite my mastery of the champagne cork, I am not so good at opening wine). If any of your friends give you grief about buying screw top wine, just casually mention that there was a New York Times article about it, and they'll have to back down.
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Oh, so loving the screw tops too! When I don't have a bottle with one I definitely have that moment of angst knowing that the wine opener and I will have to have a battle!ReplyDelete
I was just at TJ's today and saw this wine. What caught my eye was the label. I liked it.ReplyDelete
love the label, it's not snobby at all, design matters! :)ReplyDelete
Guilty as charged.ReplyDelete
You should design labels!
I'd buy it and know that it would taste good.
What - no wine in a box? tee heeReplyDelete
Great label! And as long as you liked the wine, that's all that matters. You can't beat that price!ReplyDelete
I always buy wine for the label as well! And I agree, the screw top is much better.ReplyDelete
I always get in trouble by the husband for buying wines strictly for the pretty labels.ReplyDelete
Glad I'm in good company.
I don't like fussy labels either. My favorite right now is Maso Canali - they finally started selling it in my grocery.ReplyDelete
Haha, *love* this post :D I'm embracing my love for non-chic wines -- I just got back from a cruise that let you bring your own bottles, and none of us regularly drink wine so none of us thought to bring a wine opener. But go me and bringing a screw-top bottle! That was *delicious* (mmm, rieslings, you can't go wrong with those in my book). Go you + pretty label + screw tops ;)ReplyDelete
I'm snobbish about my wine/beer/bubbly labels :) Yes, yes, I'm one of those types! The type who judges a book by it's cover...ReplyDelete
loving the label.ReplyDelete
love the price.
i think canada needs TJ's
i think it's completely reasonable to buy wine for the label. luckily this time you scored (i've had plenty of bottles that have looked pretty and tasted horrible).ReplyDelete
pfft. screw top, cork top, whatever. so long as the stuff comes out of the bottle and goes into a glass, i'm happy.ReplyDelete
(does that make me sound like a huge wino?)
I love TJ wine! And you chose such a pretty one.ReplyDelete
Plus, aren't we running out of cork trees? I think screw tops are more sustainable if you aren't planning to cellar your wine for more than a year.
(Pff, wine rarely lasts more than a week in my house!)
NICE! I also buy pretty wine, good on yahReplyDelete
I pick my wine the same way... I don't want to learn too much about wine because I want to stay perfectly content with a $10 bottle! :)ReplyDelete
I am a wine SNOP and wont buy screw tops-just doesnt feel liek wine-teh entire ritual. I know though pricey wines are all going that way- just old school I guess.ReplyDelete
I'm laughing at the NY Times quip. Love it.ReplyDelete
I buy wine for the label as well ;) As long as wine is under $10, I'm down to experiment!ReplyDelete
i buy wine for the labels too and tj's is the BEST place to experiment. most of their wine is tasty and under $8 ... i can't think of a better combination.ReplyDelete
same here! just bought one called - HOUSE WINE. super plain B&W label! love your blog!ReplyDelete
SO funny you mention wine... I have a post about my favorite coming up this week too :)ReplyDelete
Perhaps we should swap selections and find a new favorite.
i love your dansk dishes! pretty pretty.ReplyDelete
There are SO many things I buy for the label! Skincare, haircare, cleaning products, cookies. If only they all cost a mere $4!ReplyDelete
I am totally swayed by a nice label too. Nice lable and small price tag is a great combo!ReplyDelete
Ha! I love this post. I confess to knowing nothing about wine but if I go to buy a bottle, my choice is usually based on whether I like the label or not! Probably not the most foolproof way of choosing a wine but like you I haven't had any complaints!ReplyDelete
I completely get this- I am ALWAYS swayed by a great label! :)ReplyDelete
I admit it too, I love an eye-catching label!ReplyDelete
great label! i'm planning on doing a post about wine labels in the future and i might just have to include this one. my partner's a winemaker so i'm a bit obsessed about labels (and drink a lot of wine!)ReplyDelete
I know, right! I have discoverd some really great wines just based on labels (or really cool bottles!)ReplyDelete
Love the label and that it was cheap and tasty. I like your style! Wish i had a TJ'sReplyDelete
hey people , thank for your comments, we are the designers of the fuerza label, we are happy that you like this design. Want to see more?ReplyDelete
This Malbec is actually amazing for the price. Its been a while since I have tasted a wine that was so good and so cheap.ReplyDelete