Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nice White

I'm a red wine girl. I'm not a seasonal red wine drinker; it's my drink of choice all year long.

However, the other day I picked up this el cheapo ($9 a bottle) bottle of white on a lark. Well, wait- I have to be honest: I never spend more than $10 on a bottle of wine. Ever. OK, maybe at a restaurant once in a blue moon, but I generally find bottles I like in the less than $10 a bottle range and I stick to that price point. So. The sommelier at a local store I trust recommended the above bottle of Goats do Roam. It's a white blend and it's wonderful. It's crisp. It's fresh. It's that perfect blend of just dry enough to not be sweet but not too dry.

Like I said, I'm a red wine girl, but this bottle may steer me off course for awhile as the weather stays nice.


Erin said...

I went back to Sendiks the other week to buy some more Sexto. They were all out, and the dept. manager told me to try out "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" Cab. Sav, Shiraz, Monastrell 2006. It was $7.99 and while it is not as good as's pretty good.

He said that demand for Sexto went up and consequently the price went up as well. Boo Hoo!

Melanie T said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I, too, am a red wine girl, but I'm always on the lookout for a good white. Those that aren't too sweet are so difficult to find. And like you, I don't do more expensive bottles of wine very often. We usually stick to $10-12 and have found there are lots of really nice wines in that category. My favorites still linger in the $20-30 category, but for regular drinking, $10 wine works for me!

Erin, what is Sexto wine?

Cate said...


Erin brought it for dinner one night and I think the adults were fighting over the last few drops. It was fabulous!

Cate said...

BTW- I'm going to try and get my hands on the Mad Dogs before it's gone too. Which Sendiks did you buy it- ours or Mequon?

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Jamie said...

I love wine and it's always nice to drink some wine after a crazy day with kids!! My favorite is riesling, though. White is my first choice for wines!

Melanie T said...

Just wanted to say that I tried the Sexto wine last night. I'm finishing it off today as I make lasagna. Excellent! It was $15 here. Not too bad. I'd probably drink it more often if it were less, but it's a great table wine to bring to a dinner, or drink with an extra nice meal for dh and me.

Thanks for the recommendation!