Sunday, January 10, 2010

Twitter Cheap Wine Challenge

Ok Wine Bloggers... BRING IT! Pick out your favorite nationally available wine under $10 and post your tasting notes on your blog. Share it on Twitter by this Friday, January 15 at midnight EST. Then we are shooting for Thursday, January 21 at 8pm (hoping that is late enough for our West Coast friends!!) for a live BIG BLIND tasting of our favorites! The idea is to get together with a bunch of your friends, taste the wines we have notes for and pick your favorite! The purpose? Share a bunch of inexpensive but really tasty wines with the masses and have a whole lot of fun while we do it! Be sure to use the hashtag #cheapwinechallenge when you talk about it on Twitter!

Yay! 5 entries already and it's only Tuesday! Here they are:

Cru Wine Casilliero Del Diablo

Young Winos of LA Chariot Gypsy

Hipster Enology Bear Flag Red Blend #1

The Wine Whore Penfolds Koonunga

Wine-A-Day Monte Velho by Herdade do Esporão

Keep 'em coming people! This is going to be so fun! I LOVE finding inexpensive wines that taste GREAT!

Make that 6!

The Wine Harlots Ravenswood Zin

Frank Loves Wine Natura Chardonnay

Holy Cow! a LOT of people posted their picks today!!

Cuvee Corner Tomaresca NePriCa

Mary Cressler Gougenheim Malbec

Nfluxus Bogle Petite Sirah

WC Wine Guy NV St. Cosme Little James Basket Press

Grapevine 4 Wine Garnacha Del Fuego

The Burping Sherpa Broadbent Vinho Verde

Brain Wines St. Francis Red

My Vine Spot Honey Moon Viognier

Vintology Delas Cotes-du-Rhone St. Esprit

Wow! I'm overwhelmed by all the people who've responded! Thanks so much!

If I missed the link to your blog post, please dm me on twitter @raelinn_wine

Oh... and...Note: I rejected a comment today because it was anonymous and just listed a wine name. If you would like to participate, blog your wine notes and post your link on twitter with @raelinn_wine and #cheapwinechallenge. Not too hard I hope! Thanks very much for joining in the fun!


  1. Looking forward to it...thank you the challenge!

  2. I can't wait to see the results! As a mom on a budget, I'm always looking for delicious and inexpensive wine to enjoy!

  3. When you post your tasting notes, be sure to let us know where you bought it and how much you paid!

  4. Sounds awesome. I just need to find an appropriate bottle!

  5. I love seeing everyone else's recommendations- this is going to be a great cheap tasting. Hope everyone like's mine!

  6. This post was from last summer, but the wine remains probably my favorite wine for $10 or under (I've seen it for as low as $8.99). Gouguenheim Malbec

  7. I don't have the resources to do the blind tasting, but I do highly recommend two of the nominated wines, Gouguenheim Malbec and Honey Moon Viognier. Oddly enough, both are in my top five wines in price and quality. Even if you're not participating, I still say give them both a try!

  8. Man! That's tough... can I have TWO?!

    Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rose - $8-10 - have found it at Whole Foods and other larger wine shops. (

    Clean Slate Riesling - I think it's $11 or $12, but I've gotten it on sale under $10 at Whole Foods (

  9. So here is my post. I may edit a bit but wanted to get it up asap.

  10. Send you DM, but I'll post it here too. 2007 Dancing Bull Zinfandel - Readily Available for $8-$10

  11. Great idea. Sorry for arriving so late...
    How about the Altovinum Evodia Old Vines Garnacha (Spain). It's an incredible red wine that retails for under $10.00 in most states. This post is from last October, but all of the wines mentioned still rock!
    I see a few mentions for the Gouguenheim Malbec - that's a terrific choice as well!

  12. For the twitter #cheapwinechallenge,favorite wines under $10, I suggest a chilled Brancott Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand.

  13. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvelous job!
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  14. Hi David. Really glad you enjoyed! We had a blast doing it! Cheers!