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Valentine’s day is less than 24hrs away, have you bought that perfect wine for your date yet? Probably not, but no worries I’ve got you covered. The plan is to keep it cheap but knock you mates shocks off right? Below I put together 3 killer wines that will do just that. So buy one or buy all of them, either way I’m sure that they will step you game up for tomorrows big day…. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Rondel Semi Seco 6.99… Bright, fresh, Sweet, very easy drinking sparkling wine

S Orsola Brachetto D’Acqul 12.99… Big Cherry flavor, Sweet, Great color

Blue Vin Riesling 7.98… Smooth, creamy, light peach flavor… Very nice

Here’s a few more just in case you need more to choose from. Now this is a BIG & Important disclaimer… These wines get sweeter as the go down… If you have a sweet tooth give them a try, if not stick with the above wines.

Sexy wine bomb red blend 2007 9.99…
Alto Arglelo Sweet Red Malbec 6.99

B Lovely sweet red 9.99

Red decadence chocolate wine 9.99


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Vendange Cabernet Sauvignon (non vintage)

Color- Purple/red
Nose- Bright berries, marker, maybe a little black pepper
Taste- Off dry, Big black cherry

$5.99 Smart & Final

Ok I usually don’t give my opinion or rating of any wine because really who cares what I think its your taste buds that really matter, but I must say this wine made me sad and mad at the same time. Right off the back the nose is very fruity which is not a normal for a Cab. But when I tasted the wine I can see why new wine drinkers will like this wine. Easy smooth and approachable. You can make the decision if its good or not…

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Color- Clear Purple
Nose- Funky, spices, Dark fruit
Taste- Dry lightly tannic with Big blackberry flavors

$3.99 @ Trader Joes

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2006 Michele Chiarlo Barbera D’Asti (Italy)

  • Color- Ruby Red
  • Nose- Black pepper, Dark Fruit
  • Body- Med to Full 
  • Taste- Dry, Spice, Juicy ripe red berries, Black berry 

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2008 Gaetano D’Aquino Pinot Grigio (Italy)

  • Color- Watery lime
  • Nose- green mint, Vanilla, mineral
  • Body- Medium to Light
  • Taste- Medium acidity, citrus, Dry, Mineral

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2007 Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio, Italy

  • Color Lite straw yellow
  • Nose-Citrus, Apricots, Pears
  • Body- Lite
  • Taste- High acidity, Grapefruit, Apples, Pears

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2009 Donkey and Goat Grenache Rose, McDowell Valley, Ca

  • Color- Light Pink
  • Nose- Sweet Strawberry, Floral
  • Body- Light
  • Taste- Strawberries, Earthy, Mineral

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