Renee Barbier Catalunya wine review by (PB)
Sometimes buying a really cheap wine will surprise you...not this time though.
My wife bought this $5 and some change wine to use in a seafood soup recipe. I thought for kicks I would review it. It actually has a pretty nice and very strong nose of tropical fruit. It would be better used as perfume though than to drink.
In the mouth this pale straw Spanish white is dull, flat, lifeless, a little bitter and puckery and just blah all the way around. Finish is yucky–that’s a technical wine term for, uh, “yucky.”
The worst part about this wine is that some people will buy it because it is cheap and will think this is what white wine tastes like. No! Don’t do it! This will be okay to cook with but even there you need to be careful; never use wine you have had stored for weeks even to cook with. Rule of thumb is, "If you wouldn't drink it, don't cook with it!"
Buy a bottle of real wine to drink and you don’t have to spend much more than what this one cost; you just need to know what you are buying; which is why you have us! :)
Raise a glass--of something nice like a Gewurztraminer from Fetzer!