Food & DrinkNovember 15, 2012 at 5:56 am

Out of the Box: Bottled Wines Under $15

Or, how to impress people at your next BYO.

2009 Barahonda Monastrell ($12): This full–bodied red is rife with the intense, earthy flavors of a much more expensive wine; perfect to avoid eye rolls at a classy joint like Matyson or Pumpkin.

2010 Elsa Bianchi Malbec ($9): Even if you didn’t go abroad this semester, you can still impress your worldly friends with this Argentinian number. This jammy, hearty red will compliment any meat–centric entrée, like the lamb shank at Aksum.

2010 Jean–Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé Coteaux d’Aix–en–Provence ($12): Ideal for a picnic by the Schuylkill (if you can stand the stench, that is) or snacks in high rise field, this mild, crisp rosé sure beats the questionable pink water that comes out of a Franzia box.

2010 Trumpeter TorrontEs ($12): Not just for the ladies, this South American white’s zesty, vibrant notes brilliantly harmonize with any spicy cuisine. To help you handle the heat, tote it along to your next BYO at Banana Leaf or Han Dynasty in Old City.

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By penn73er on November 15, 2012 at 5:56 am

Hey, Missy Hi-Falutin!

What’s with the snooty attitude towards Franzia? Two nights worth of partying for $6.99 (on sale, admittedly)? C’mon now!

Don’t forget to pop them Alka-Seltzers into the last glass of the night – you’ll swear you’re consuming Champagne.

By Ben Goldsteinberg on November 15, 2012 at 5:56 am

1. Anyone who thinks Matyson is a classy joint spends their Friday nights on a street corner trying to give une pipe

2. The fact that you did not pick up on the oaky undertones of the 2010 Jean–Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé Coteaux d’Aix–en–Provence leads me to believe that you are a pretentious amateur

3. The 2010 Elsa Bianchi Malbec hardly pairs with the lamb shank. Are you sure you didn’t mean ramen noodles/pizza bagels????

4. #what?

5. Also, DO NOT put Alka-Seltzer in wine. The resulting substance will go through you faster than a Taco Bell Doritos Loco burrito!!!! #eatyofeelings

6. You sound like some underage, conceited, UPENN sorority girl who is secretly ashamed of ostentatious wealth.


Dr. Goldsteinberg III

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