February 2010: Best Deal In Da House

I’ve spoken to a lot of people lately about the current state of all things related to money. Not necessarily my favorite topic, but the responses have been very interesting. Differing perspectives exist even with people in the same general income brackets. Very interesting indeed. There’s no denying that we ALL love a good wine. Sometimes, we pay up for them, but in most cases, it is money well spent. I am sure I’m not alone here when I say it is especially exciting when we have a pleasurable experience with a wine that is not expensive. I used to have a saying, “Anybody can shell out a bunch of dough and get a good bottle of something, but the true skill is to find that kind of quality for much less.” Though I don’t consciously sit down with a pen and paper and decide upon a winner, if you ask, I will always have an answer to the question, “What’s the best deal in the house?”

I’ve had my say every now and then of what represented the best deal in the shop at a given time, and must thank you loyal readers turned customers who extinguish those supplies so I have to hop onto a different “biggest bargain” wine.

Right now, there’s only one wine that comes to mind when I think “biggest bargain”, the 2004 Cuvee Tradition from Mas Carlot. I loved this wine the very first time I tried it! I thought it was a huge bargain when it first arrived at the shop for $10.39. Matter of fact, based on the responses from the customers that I recommended this wine to, I was not alone. It’s long on quality … let’s keep it in perspective, marked down to $5.95??!! Easy on the palate, easy on the pocketbook. When a wine is this good and this inexpensive, I don’t need to go on and on and tell you about every facet of it, you should just buy it! Seriously, just buy it.

Yes, we know the bottle pictured here is the 2005. This offer is for the 2004. The label looks exactly the same, with the one exception, of course.

So say what you want about the current state of economic affairs. Drinking good quality wine for a very low price never goes out of style! If it follows the trend of other “biggest bargain in the shop” wines, this too will be gone before you know it. Come get it whilst you can! – Peter Zavialoff

Feel free to email me about money (or you can just mail me money), “biggest bargain wines”, or the current state of the English Premiership: peter.winehouse@sbcglobal.net

Oh yeah, one more thing, to those of you who will be celebrating,
Happy Valentine’s Day!


2004 Mas Carlot Cuvee Tradition Grenache Syrah VdP d’Oc
Red Wine; Rhone Blend; Languedoc-Roussillon;
SALE $5.95
Reg. $10.39

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