In honor of it being Friday, I thought I’d impart a little wisdom for those who will be imbibing this weekend.
Last week Shrek and I took advantage of Bevmo’s 5 cent sale (going on now to November!) to stock up on a little Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
After the wonderful Rex Hill 2006 Pinot Noir I had in Vegas I couldn’t wait to get home and crack a bottle of pinot open. Wow, was I disappointed. Because I couldn’t justify spending $37 on a bottle of Rex Hill (for a special occasion, yes, but not for just any old day) we went with a $20 bottle of Quarry that looked promising.
It tasted like dirt. Really. I don’t know if we just got a bad bottle or what, but it was undrinkable. Even Shrek who isn’t quite as picky as I found it undrinkable, so we took the bottle back half full (we didn’t even drink the glasses we poured!) plus the unopened bottle we’d received for 5 cents and got a full refund. I’ve never taken wine back but Bevmo has an awesome return policy where if you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase you can bring it back for a full refund. They didn’t even ask us what was wrong with it. Of course we turned right back around and stocked up on even more wine which is where they getcha, so really it’s a win-win situation.