December 16, 2013

Franzia Crisp White

Have tried a number of Franzia's "wine in a box" offerings.  Have been happy so far; this round the two Winos tried a new one - Franzia Crisp White.  It has a sweetness to it that both Winos liked.  Moreover, the 9% Alcohol Content was good to have especially for the price!  This one gets a good rating!

December 7, 2013

Beringer White Zinfandel Moscato

Beringer White Zinfandel Moscato is a favorite of the Winos; just having a tough time to find it.  Lucked in a place with several on the shelves.... picked up two... three... bottles.  This one gets a GOOD RATING! Considered the Winos number one choice for a blended wine!

Here is a Funny One We Liked!

Here is a funny one we liked... sums up the Red Wino's wine tasting abilities!

Grist Mill's Sangria!

Was having dinner the other week in Gruene, Texas at the Grist Mill.  Decided to try their Sangria... tasty, tasty, tasty.  It gets a Good Rating from the Winos.  Went with a carafe instead of just a glass!

Cherry On Top Sweet Red Wine

Had bought this one before a couple of years ago.  Forgot to post our rating; luckily, bought another bottle yesterday and was able to rate it again.  Both Winos agree to purchase it again!  Gets a Good Rating.

November 29, 2013

Middle Sister Moscato

Sweet and sassy like the label says... This Moscato comes from Argentina.  Both Winos get a Good Rating!  Even better from the Red Wino's standpoint is Tue 13.5% alcohol content!

November 27, 2013

Rex Goliath Moscato and Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet

Rex Goliath Moscato and Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet both get Good Ratings from the Winos!  The Moscato is tasty and we would buy it again.  The Shiraz Cabernet blend is tasty too and carries some oomph ar 13% Alcohol Content!

Iconoclast Cabernet Sauvignon

Iconoclast Cabernet Sauvignon gets a Good Rating.  Comes from a Texas Winery in Fredericksburg!  Tasty and strong!

November 23, 2013

Sutter Home Moscato and Pink Moscato

Sutter Home Moscato and Pink Moscato gets a Good Rating from the Winos.  Had the Moscato before and both of us liked it.  Pink Moscato was a new one... It's sweet like most Moscatos... It gets a Good Rating, too!

Gloria's for Margaritas!

The Winos' favorite Margarita. Comes from Glorias Restaurant!  Only order two, else that third one will hit hard!

November 19, 2013

Messina Hof Beau and White Zinfandel

Two more from Messina Hof.  The Beau and the White Zinfandel.  More Good Ratings from the Winos.  Even better that they are on the strong end in alcohol content!

Messina Hof Bonfire Blush

Messina Hof Bonfire Blush gets a Good Rating from the Winos!

November 16, 2013

Red Lobster House Red

Was out last night for dinner.  Had a craving for seafood.  Went to Red Lobster.  While waiting to be seated, ordered their House Red.  Looks like they are serving Sutter Home Merlot.  Both Winos give it a Good Rating!  Ended up getting another glass with dinner!

November 10, 2013

Dry Comal Creek - Frozen Sangria

Was at Wurstfest in New Braunfels and had a chance to try a Frozen Sangria made using Dry Comal Creek wine.  Not sure which wine they used but the Frozen Sangria was tasty!  This one get a Good Rating... only problem is we will have wait another year to get another one.  Oh well, will try other wines till then.

Phoenix Bar - House Red Merlot

Still do not recall the winery that makes the House Red Merlot the Phoenix Bar in New Braunfels is serving. Went back the other day and forgot to get the name.  Still earns a Good Rating; still don't know the winery's name!

Franzia Fruity Red Sangria

Franzia Fruity Red Sangria gets another try from the Winos.  Since we purchased it in the past and decided we would buy it again, it made the Good Rating from the Winos.  Since we bought another box and still plan to buy it again in the future, it gets another Good Rating!

November 5, 2013

Llano Estacado Signature Red Meritage

This one is a blended wine that mixes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and a Cabernet Franc.  It comes from Llano Estacado Winery and is called their Signature Red Meritage.  This one gets a Bad Rating as both Winos agreed not to purchase it again.  Too much going on with the different wines, ending in an after taste that neither Winos liked.  Oh well, will have to move on to other wines.

November 2, 2013

Yellowtail Sweet Red Roo

Yellowtail Sweet Red Roo gets a Good Rating from the Winos.  It's a sweet red from the land down under. Don't let the screw top bottle fool you, this one beats others going for well more than the $5.00 we paid for it!

October 27, 2013

Franzia Sunset Blush

Franzia Sunset Blush... Still a good buy. Still tastes great.  Still gets a Good Rating!

October 20, 2013

Pluckers House Red

Out for wings the other day at Pluckers in the Village at Allen.  Watched football and baseball games... Had a beer or two as well as their House Red.   A Merlot that gets a Good Rating!

Improv House Red

Was at the Improv in. Addison, Texas to see Comedian Christopher Titus.  Funny guy... Had a great time!  Tried their House Red.  It gets a Good Rating!

October 19, 2013

Barefoot Moscato

Barefoot Moscato earns a Good Rating again!  Still cannot beat this for taste and price!

October 8, 2013

Bevlamo Moscato D'Asti

New one that we have not tried before.  An import from Italy, it's a Moscato called Bevlamo Moscato D'Asti.  Both Winos agreed to purchase this one again, so it gets a "Good Wine Rating"!  Tasty wine that is sweet with a 5.5% Alcohol Content.  A little light for the Red Wine Wino but still will buy it again!


September 28, 2013

Black Oak Merlot

Black Oak Merlot from California gets a Good Rating! Tasty wine; gonna go back for more!

Franconia Brewing Company - Oktoberfest

Out and about this Saturday... Having a few Oktoberfest Beers from the Franconia Brewing Company in McKinney, Texas. Gotta love the Germans and their beer making!  Not wine but no worries... Buzzed and still going!

Yellowtail Shiraz

Our favorite Shiraz maintains its Good Rating... Had a glass or two or three.  Still is our favorite Shiraz!

September 18, 2013

Robert Mondavi Merlot

Tried a merlot while in Hot Springs, Arkansas this past weekend.  Tasty offering from Robert Mondavi.  This one gets a Good Rating.  Smooth with no bitterness.  Gonna have to find it next time we are at the store.

Franzia White Zinfandel

This one rated Good last time we had it.  It gets it again from the Winos!  Price is right, tastes good, and has a decent alcohol content!

August 30, 2013

The Naked Grape - Pinot Noir

Here is a red wine we liked.  Comes from California's The Naked Grape Winery.  With "aromas of black cherry and blueberry", this one easily gets a Good Rating as both Winos agreed to purchase again.  Like the price; like the alcohol content, and like the taste!

August 25, 2013

Reunite Sweet Red

Here is an import from Italy.  Comes from Reunite... a Sweet Red to be served cold or on ice.  Like the price.  Like the taste.  Perfect for a hot Summer afternoon.  This one gets a Good Rating.

August 22, 2013

Foxhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

True to our rating system... a Good Rating means we will purchase a wine again.  In this case, we rated Foxhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon as Good the first time we tried it.  It gets another Good Rating this round!

August 19, 2013

Zaca Mesa Z Gris Rose

Here is a new one!  First time tasting this Winery's offerings.  Heard good things about their other wines but this one gets a "Bad Rating".  Both Winos agreed not to buy this one again.  Had a taste that is hard to describe other than "buyer beware"; save your money and buy something else.

Michele Chiarlo - Barbera D'Asti

Here is red wine imported from Italy.  White Wine Wino picked up at the recommendation of the store she was shopping at. Red Wine Wino liked it!  Reminded him of a Chianti.  Both Winos agreed to buy again... it gets a Good Rating!

August 8, 2013

Gloria's Restaurant House Margarita

Hit a 105 degrees yesterday.  Decided to quench the thirst with our favorite Margarita offered my Gloria's Restaurant.  Still is our Number One Choice for a Margarita!

Savour Tasting Room (Allen, Texas) - House Red - Ecco Merlot

Was out and about this past week.  Noticed a wine tasting venue at a local market.  Heard some live music and saw a pretty lady singing her heart out.  So, why not stop for a taste of wine.  Ordered their House Red - Ecco Merlot.  Tasty wine that the Winos agreed to purchase again,  in fact, had several glasses to be sure of course!

Franzia Chillable Red

Had this one in the past... the two Winos continue to give it a Good Rating and true to the rating definition, we have purchased it again!

July 13, 2013

Gabbiano Chianti

Here is one that the Winos have tried in the past.  Thought we posted it previously but it looks like that was not the case.  This one gets a "Good Rating" from both Winos.  Great taste (but there is some bias as the Red Wine Wino does have a weakness for Chianti), strong alcohol content at 13%, and is reasonably priced in our area, going for less than $7.00!

Yosemite Road Chardonnay

Was happy with their Cabernet Sauvignon, was okay with their Moscato, but both Winos agreed not to buy this one again. White Wine Wino did not like its taste.  Red Wine Wino agreed despite a strong alcohol content... this one gets a "Bad Rating" since the Winos don't plan to purchase again.  Stay with their Cabernet Sauvignon.

July 11, 2013

Yosemite Road Moscato

Decided try Yosemite Road Winery's Moscato since we liked their Cabernet Sauvignon.  This one did not rate as well.  It gets a Neutral Rating; taste was lacking and failed to impress the White Wine Wino.  Red Wine Wino would buy it again but that was only because it was cheap.

June 28, 2013

Yosemite Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Bought this one on a whim... went for $2.99!  Comes from Yosemite Road Vineyard in California.  Both Winos agreed to purchase this one again, so it earned a "Good Rating".  Moreover, the Red Wine Wino is going to put it out on the line and say it is his "Number One Cabernet Sauvignon"!  Why,... great taste, high 12.5% alcohol content, and less than $3.00!

June 17, 2013

Almaden Heritage Moscato

Here is a Moscato that comes from Almaden Winery.  They call it their Heritage Moscato and is offered in 5 liter wine boxes.  It is a sweet wine much like most Moscatos and comes in at a healthy 11% Alcohol Content.  This one gets a good rating as both Winos agreed to purchase again.

June 16, 2013

CCPA Divino Merlot

While coming back from our local lake, decided to stop at a convenience store (Gomez' Convenience Store) in Culeako, Texas for some refreshments.  Noticed a single serving wine from CCPA Divino Merlot.  Gave it a try; gets a Good Rating from both Winos.  Red Wine Wino liked it even more because of the 13% Alcohol Content!

Hank's Grill (McKinney) House Red - Merlot

Was out one evening in McKinney, Texas listening to Texas Singer/Songwriter Roger Creager.  While listening to some great tunes, had a few beers and a little wine.  Ordered the House Red.  Not sure about the brand but it was good.  This one gets a Good Rating from the Winos!

June 5, 2013

Frontera Vintage Red

Here is one that comes from Chile.  Offered by Frontera, they call it their Vintage Red.  Red Wine Wino was easily persuaded to buy this one again.  White Wine Wino had mixed feelings.  Thought was it's okay but there are better Reds at comparable prices.  This one gets a Neutral Rating.

June 3, 2013

Barefoot Impression Red Blend

Here is a new one that we tried; comes from Barefoot Winery.  From the back label,

"Here at Barefoot, we have a 25 year history of supporting non-profit organizations. With our Impresssion Red Blend, we celebrate others who are also making an impression in their local communities.  Visit us at to be inspired by the stories of our Soles of the Year and help us celebrate people doing good.  Impression Red Blend had delicious flavors of blackberry and currant, layered with aromas of chocolate and spice."
This one gets a Good Rating from the Winos!

May 24, 2013

Four Loko - Margarita

Not sure how to categorize this one so we are calling it a fortified beer.  It has a sour Margarita taste with the hint of beer lurking in the background.  Tried it mainly to see how strong it was.  Rated at 12% Alcohol Content, it is definitely strong.  This one gets Neutral Rating as the White Wine Wino did not like the sourness.  Red Wine Wino was good with it but anything that is strong in alcohol content will get him to but it again.

April 27, 2013

Franzia White Zinfandel

On a White Zinfandel kick for some reason.  Ended up getting a 5 liter box of Franzia White Zinfandel while filling up at the local 7-11 Convenience Store.  This one is a consistent "Good Rating"; even better still comes in at 10% Alcohol Content.

Beringer White Zinfandel

While at a wedding last weekend, had a glass of White Zinfandel.  A quick look at the bottle confirmed it was Beringer White Zinfandel.  Like before, this one gets a Good Rating!

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