In the interest of posterity, I picked up a $3 bottle of Walmart wine. Oak Leaf has several varieties selling for $2.97 each, but I’ve heard from my brother John that the Merlot and Cab were dangerous. I avoided those on his hangover experience alone.
So, the Chenin Blanc / Pinot Grigio blend was a pleasant surprise. And not just because it didn’t result in a headache the next morning. It was very pretty pale sunshine yellow in the glass with a buttery, floral aroma with hints of tropical fruit.
It didn’t taste bad either. Cut grass and melon, a woodsy honey-like flavor. It felt creamy. All of this was so much more than I expected. It was actually decent, and will probably make a repeat in my kitchen this summer.
So, go ahead, John. Try this one. You’ll like it!