Category: Budget Wines

What the heck is Txakoli?


Txakoli (chock-oh-lee) is a Spanish white wine worth exploring. Surprised you haven’t seen this type of wine before?  Up until the late 1980’s, Txakoli was only found in the local area within the Basque Country in Spain.  In the late 1980’s a few producers received Denominación de Origin (D.O.) certification and the wine has been growing in popularityRead More…

Real Men Drink Rosé- 3 Tips to Find the Perfect Summer Rosé Wine


It’s beginning to look a lot like summer in the Northwest.  In fact, Sunday it’s supposed to be 92 degrees!  Unfortunately, I’ll be inside Chuck E Cheese celebrating my son’s 8th birthday rather than outside basking in the hot sun.  After several house inside the loud arcade with 20 other boys, I’m going to needRead More…

What Boxed Wine is Worth It?


Boxed wine has a less than stellar reputation for some reasons that are justified and others that are not.  I remember as a kid my parents drinking boxed Franzia Chablis and waiting for it to be empty so I could fill up the bladder with water and use it as a Barbie water-bed!