Basic Bitch Wines on a Budget

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Basic bitches rejoice! If my previous wine post wasn’t up your alley, this one is sure to be your new best friend for the holidays. As everyone knows, a bottle of wine is a wonderful gift for any occasion, but most people would appreciate it even more when you’re forced to hang with family during Thanksgiving. (Ha ha, kidding guys! Or am I.)

This is your guide for all tasty wines that 1. Won’t break the bank 2. Found at most grocery stores and D. So delicious that you can throw back a glass or 5 and nobody will judge you. (If anyone picked up my movie reference from this last paragraph, I will give you a present.)

 

Here we go! Also, the product is not guaranteed to be in stock at the listed stores below, they are just typically carried there, FYI. Don’t come after me if you run into CVS and they don’t have Meiomi in stock. If you have a specialty wine shop close to you, chances are high that they will carry some of these wines as well.

PINOT NOIRS:

Meiomi 2017, California ($20) – Sold at Giant, Safeway, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Total Wine

www.meiomi.com

 

Angeline 2017, California ($12) - Sold at Total Wine, Wegmans, Giant, Trader Joe’s

www.angelinewinery.com

 

Elouan 2017, Oregon ($20) **one of my personal favorites** – Sold at Total Wine, Giant, Trader Joe’s

www.elouanwines.com

 

La Crema 2016, Monterey*, California ($17) **They have several other Pinot Noirs on their website that you can purchase directly from them ** – Sold at Target, Giant, Safeway, Total Wine, Harris Teeter

www.lacrema.com

 

J. Lohr 2017, California ($17) – Sold at Target, Giant, Safeway, Total Wine

www.jlohr.com

*HONORABLE MENTION*

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone, Las Alturas, Dairyman, California ($45-$55) – This is the big daddy of delicious Pinots. You will impress your guests 100% if you roll up to a party with this bad boy. I have seen the Las Alturas at Giant, however the other varietals can be found at Total Wine or on their website.

www.belleglos.com

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON:

Freakshow 2016, California ($16-$20) – Sold at Giant, Safeway, Trader Joes, Total Wine, Harris Teeter, World Market, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond (who knew that they sell wine?)

www.michaeldavidwinery.com

 

Josh Cellars 2017, California ($12) – Sold literally everywhere. I bet your neighbor even has it. The shorter list would be, who DOESN’T sell it.

www.joshcellars.com

 

Decoy 2016, California ($18) – Sold at Safeway, Giant, Harris Teeter, Total Wine, Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, World Market

www.decoywines.com

 

Joel Gott 815, California ($13) – Sold at Total Wine, Giant, CVS, Target

www.gottwines.com

 

BLENDS and OTHER (real descriptive, right?):

Charles & Charles Cab and Syrah Blend 2015, Washington ($10) – Sold at Total Wine, Target, Giant

www.Bielerandsmith.com

 

Z. Alexander Uncaged Proprietary Red Blend 2016, California ($10) *They also have a Cab and a Pinot Noir that are awesome* - Sold at Giant, Total Wine, World Market, Harris Teeter, Target, Safeway

www.zalexanderbrown.com

 

Petite Petit 2015 (Petite Syrah and Petit Verdot Blend) California ($13) – Sold at Giant, Total Wine, Safeway

www.michaeldavidwinery.com

 

Cocobon Red Blend 2015, California ($7. Yes you read that right) *Probably the most basic of them all, this wine is delicious, and it costs less than your daily low-cal low-fat triple foam extra flavor syrup latte.) Sold at- Trader Joes, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Total Wine

www.cocobonwines.com

 

Cooper & Thief Red Blend, California ($20) *Aged in bourbon barrels wink wink* – Sold at Target, Giant, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Total Wine

www.cooperandthief.com

 

19 Crimes Red Blend, Australia ($10) – Sold at Safeway, Trader Joes, Total Wine, Shoppers, Harris Teeter, H-Mart, Giant

www.19crimes.com

Boom Boom Syrah 2014, Washington ($15) – Sold at Target, Harris Teeter, Giant, Safeway, Total Wine

 www.charlessmithwines.com

That is all, my friends! If you have any questions at all, leave a comment below or find us on IG! If you are not local to the DMV and are interested in purchasing some of these wines, most of their websites have store locators listed. Hope you have found this helpful, and if you are feeling generous this holiday season you are free to ship a case of any of the above directly to my house. Thanks in advance.

Love, Gabs