They're often better values than Californians.
BUZZ: HEY, Marnie. I was at the state store the other day and saw a whole stack of "naked" wines. Does that mean the winemakers are undressed when they stomp on the grapes?
Especially this time of year, they could use a little more TLC.
Buzz: I was down the Shore last weekend, lying on the beach. My brother opened his beer cooler and instead of a sixpack, he had a bunch of little juice boxes — of wine. What's the world coming to? Marnie: You have to get with the times, Buzz. There has been a revolution in wine packaging in the last 10 years.
"There is certainly appreciation in wine circles for well-crafted beers made with quality ingredients... 'wine-like' beers."
Try thinking of these wines as “almost reds."
You taste leather? And you're not passed out in the car?
No peppers at work here.
BUZZ: HEY, Marnie, my brother gave me a bottle of ice wine. I think it’s from Alaska. Marnie: I doubt that, Buzz. Vines die if they freeze solid in winter. Wine grapes grow in “temperate” climates from 30 to 50 degrees in latitude.
Wines need time to "rest" after winemaking, sort of like cheeses do.
WELCOME TO Cheap Buzz, where we eavesdrop as sommelier Marnie Old attempts to teach the joys of wine and fine spirits to Buzz, a guy with no sophistication and not much money. Here's their latest conversation:
What exactly does it mean by "dry"?
Cheap Buzz: These fancy American whiskeys have become popular recently.
Welcome to Cheap Buzz, where we eavesdrop as sommelier Marnie Old attempts to teach the joys of wine and fine spirits to Buzz, a guy with no sophistication and not much money. Here's their latest conversation.