Are you out there, Wine Lovers?

The glasses are waiting……..

I’ve just passed the 6 month mark on my adventures in the world of blogging.  At first, it was satisfying simply to check out my stats and see that I had readers who weren’t me or Kevin.  And then I enjoyed seeing where the strangers that stumbled upon my blog hailed from. It’s fun to think about how different my wine life is from readers in Mumbai, Kiev or Katowice.

Lately, though, I’ve been craving some interaction with the blogosphere. I’m a bit weary of searching out affordable wines to try on my own, and have also hit a string of duds from $10 wine lists. I need some reader faves to keep things interesting- and hopefully more foolproof when it comes to drinkability.  I have only 2 criteria for suggestions:

  1. Try to stay $10 and under (although I am straying to $12 and under as my quest continues).
  2. If the wine is Canadian, the grapes must have been grown in the same place it is cellared.

As well, I’ve instituted a weekly poll to make things a bit more interactive. Suggestions for poll questions are welcome.

Cheers to (hopefully) many chats to come about reader wine favourites!

Thanks to Smaku for the lovely image.

3 thoughts on “Are you out there, Wine Lovers?

  1. Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess says:

    Hi there… one big wine lover here! I don’t have my little list in front of me, but in general I find rose/pink wines to be the best bargain… any French rose that makes it to North America from the importers tends to be a solid bet, they’re all a bargain (rare to find one over $15), and they go with just about everything, especially in the summer.

    BUT, I know that not everyone loves pink/rose wine as I do (in fact, I was a total anti-pink snob not all that long ago!). For the haters out there, read the Alice Water biography “Alice Waters and Chez Panisse” (… I bet it will change your mind like it did mine!



  2. Jen says:

    Under $10–my weeknight go-to red wine is Cycles Gladiator Cabernet. My husband loves french burgundy, which you can always find under $10. I have also enjoyed Kris Pinot Grigio, which I can usually find for $12.99 (and you’ll LOVE the bottle.) if I think of some more, I will let you know.


  3. lagourmandesse says:

    Thanks Jen! I just googled the bottles and they both have very fun labels. I know you shouldn’t judge a wine by the label but I love it when wineries get creative!


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