Whats a good wine for a (somewhat poor) college student?!

Question: Whats a good wine for a (somewhat poor) college student!?
I drink a lot of beer and vodka, as they are usually the cheapest options for a poor college student such as myself!. However, we were thinking about getting wine and not many of us have much experience in looking for it!. A lot of people here drink box wine to get really smashed, but Im looking for more of a decent sipping quality wine we can get drunk over a few hours with!.

Bottom line is Im looking for a reasonably cheap wine but slightly more expensive is better than dealing with crappy taste and/or headaches!.

PS - Yes, I plan on getting drunk off this wine but I'm 21 and I know how to handle myself responsibly!. I don't need one of those lectures you cast away underage drinkers here with!. Thanks to anyone who wants to help!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Okay, so the broke, college lad looking for a cheap bottle of wine seems to pop up frequently on here!.

I can sympathize, for I was there a long time ago!. So, what to drink, well, actually, the oldies are still the goodies!. A lot of wine "experts" and "connoisseurs" got their start on Gallo Hearty Burgundy and you should too!.

Why, first, its actually wine!. Second, its still pretty cheap, about 3 or 4 bucks!. Third, its good!. Nice balance and a smooth finish!. The tannins are very soft and the fruit is, just kinda there, a little bit of black cherries and a touch of oak!. It has always been just a nice glass of red wine!.

Just my 2 cents, forgot all the advice on Boone's Farm or Arbor Mist or Wild Vines or whatever!. Boone's is probably all malt at this point like its cousin, Bartles and J!. Arbor and WV are very low end grapes mixed with water, CO2 and flavoring!. Sure, its sweet and soda like, but at 5 or 6% alcohol, why bother!. You want to get drunk of it right!.

I'd avoid the low end Merlots or Cab Sauvignons or Chardonnays or etc!. You know, the 2 buck chucks or Barefoot for 4 bucks!. I don't know for sure, my guess only, the wineries pick all their grapes!. The best juice, free run juice, goes into their top guns!. Little pressed goes to middle end!. And then, you have squeezing out every last bit of juice!. That tail end I believe goes into the 2 buck chucks and 3 or 4 dollars varietals (wine that have grape names on it)!. There's your crappy taste!.

At under 5 bucks, go with a blend!. I think, again just my guess, blends tend to be smoother!. The wineries use different grape to compensate for shortcomings and produce a more consistent, better tasting wine!.

Which is a really, really long way to say, get yourself a bottle of Hearty Burgundy!.

Good Luck Www@FoodAQ@Com

Any type of a Riesling is my favorite (expensive or cheap)!. also, Arbor Mist isn't bad, but make sure to drink it really chilled!. Some other good choices are Lambrusco or Sangria!.

Wine is an acquired taste and takes some trial and error to see what you like!. Don't give up on the first time you try it if you don't like it!. Have fun!Www@FoodAQ@Com

I would recommend finding a winery (check online, there's probably one nearby) and to a tasting; tastings are free, and you can try several different kinds of wine!. Once you find a type you like (chardonnay, zinfandel, merlot) try some different brands; also, try doing a wine party (invite a bunch of friends over; have each of them bring a bottle of wine of their choice, and try many different kinds)!. As far as brands that are inexpensive but decent quality, Sutter Home is decent; also try Yellow Tail, Fish Eye, or Winking Owl!. Hope this was helpful!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Look for countries that have slightly lower prices (Eastern Europe and South Africa for Whites, and Portgal for Reds)!. Ask the manager of the store for a recommendation!.

I'd personally recommend stuff from Alianca Foral!. A nice Portugese red, usually a reserva, for about $8!.25 (Canadian)!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

sutter home white zinfandel is pretty cheap!. you can get it for like 7 dollars at a meijer or a little liquor store!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Beringer white merlot 2002 or 2005Www@FoodAQ@Com

if you want a light taste, then i suggest going for a zinfadel!.
they are not to dry, not harsh at all and they go down smooth!.Www@FoodAQ@Com


idk, try one from olive garden!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Sutter Home is a White Zinfandel which has a good taste and is pretty cheap- its about $7 at any grocery store and is pretty much just what you described- a good sipping wine that will get you drunk over a few hours, i've drank quite a lot of it with no headaches or anything like that!.

If $7 is still more than you were thinking Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot is good too!. Its about $5 a bottle and you can find it anywhere even gas station/convinience stores!. Good taste and it hasn't given me a headache before!.

If I were you I'd avoid Boons Farm!.!.!. It does taste good but it's not a sipping wine (or even technically wine!.) If you want to chug wine though it should work!. You will get a headache and hangover from it though!.

Have a fun night!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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