It tastes like a soupedup grape juice. Also, the best part about these wines is that even though they are imported, they are really cheap because alot of people don't know about them. If you think it tastes good, go with it. Smoking Loon California Viognier 2003. I'd say try a Spanish wine if you want a good, cheap steak wine. We want a nice red to drink with the occasional steak dinner that won't put us out too much money and will be palatable. We must admit to being a bit late in discovering Arbor Mist and its 14 wine and flavor combinations, but discover them we did.
I have also brought all of them with me to parties, so they don't scream I'm cheap! Wine doesn't have to be pricey to be good. Two in my town, check out Karma Vista. It's super cheap, which is always a plus when it comes to any type of alcohol. When wine connoisseurs detect hints of blackberry in Merlot, Arbor Mist puts blackberries in the Merlot. Surprisingly, the Gallo varietal wines are very good, and cheap as can be. I know that they carry Arbor Mist wines, so I am hoping that they carry this variety as well! The bottles are simple to open.
You should be able to find it pretty easily, like at Meijer. Since you're a fellow Michigander, I'd check out Chateau Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling. Ask your local liquor employee. Some names to look for that I like: Columbia Crest Washington State , Hogue Oregon or Washington State, I forget which Rosemont Estates maybe Rosemount, Australian wine Yellow Tail I don't like their merlot, but their cab is quite nice, also Australian. I have sampled all sorts of wines and actually enjoy Arbor Mists for their sweet tastes of course a good white or red is nice when I am sitting down to dinner, but just stopping by the grocery store to pick up a bottle to sip on, I def bypass the Merlots and head straight to the flavored wines I actually have visited several wineries.
It's an Aussie wine that's fabulous. I'd stay away from the big bottles, wine doesn't keep too well. I can look on the bright side, in three days, it is supposed to be 52 degrees--a heat wave! The stuff is great for parties but shouldn't be called wine. It's pretty much available anywhere. Other than that, shop around your liquor store. How did they stack up against each other? Go to a store that specializes in wine.
Arbor Mist is a nice little wine product in itself. I have some in my fridge right now. To be honest, I chose it because I generally like merlot, and I've heard good things about Austrailian wines, and the stupidest reason ever , I like the label. I don't know how much they cost, or how readily available they are, but they're damn tasty, especially with the right food. Sure, we understand that the packaging is intended to lure ladies from a very specific demographic — manufacturers have gotta sell their wares somehow — but how do the products actually taste? I did just stumble upon a very nice white the other night. I see people posting about Mascatos too, but honestly some are sweet and some our bitter. For more bang for your buck, try Nathanson Creek.
We want good cheap wine that isn't necessarily good wine. Wine is like microbrewing-- lots of different grapes, lots of different growing areas, and what's good from one year can be horrible the next. The pairings, however obvious, are just dang tasty. My first guess was , which is a popular spicy, sweet, low-alcohol wine. Even the Cupcake malbec is good.
So I drank one the day I received and and just kept the rest in the box to take home with me. The key problem is easily found. In a pinch, try seeing if there is a wine bar in your 'hood, and just go for a tasting session I'll second C3's Yellow Tail suggestion. Tell one of the employees that you don't have much experience drinking wine and would like to get into it. Depends on if your store has any left from the promo period.
Again, I like thier shiraz I'm a big wine with your hunk of meat kinda girl and my hubby and I both like their chardonnay he prefers white with anything. The one around these parts is called Binny's. You would love their Razzamataz! If you have a Cost Plus World Market around, they should have it. I have found that most of them like sharing their knowledge and won't make you feel lame. I've recommended Lambrusco for some friends who wanted to move from the white zins of the world into reds, and they've generally liked using it as a stepping stone. If you get it outside of 8 years aged it loses a lot of the flavour but decanting it will actually bring back some of the life so long as you don't cross the 9 year line.
Try a merlot, or a cabernet sauvignon. I love Bonny Doon, and when I really started drinking wine those are the wines that got me going. All in all, if you like kool aid it is drinkable. The win itself, super refreshing. The brand is now up to fifteen blends and isn't stopping. Great Tasting Wine with a Splash of Fruit is the motto they live by.
I think they taste pretty grape-y, but they aren't super sweet. Ice wine tastes like white grape juice. Try this wine with anything chocolate and you are in for an unforgettable experience. I am more partial to reds though, particularly a good Shiraz or Syrah. He also brought me a bottle of Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which I snorked right down. He, or any number of 'experts' may be more educated about wine; but they will never be able to tell us what we like. The wine was criticized because it was sweet and blended with fruit flavors, and to the gurus, that is heresy.