Top 3 Ways to Become a "Wine Recessionista":
1) Pack your lunch. Use the $10 you would have spent for an after-work sippity-sip.
2) Pass on the after-work cocktails. You can easily drop $50-$100 on a "intoxicatingly" good evening out. Instead, pick up two inexpensive bottles of wine and ask your friends to come to your place... it's just as social!
3) Scaling down, doesn't mean having to go cold turkey. If you're someone who appreciates lavish wines, find some without the lavish pricetag. Check out WineWoot! Every week, they uncork some ridiculous deals on wine and wine products (I just got 3 GunBun Reds for $59!) Seriously, their one-time prices put the rest of internet wine distributors to shame.
So that brings us to today's "recessionista," which will make you want to walk along the beach, with the sand between your toes. Why? Because it's Barefoot! This garage-wine startup has grown into a economically attainable vino empire, offering a variety of bottles, from Zinfandel and Pinot, to Muscato and even bubbly.
My personal pick... Barfoot Chardonnay, and it's a perfect selection, given its peachy properties, for spring time, especially when you drink it chilled! Like most Chards, this is a lighter fare option, and its golden sunset color mimics its taste. While ripe peaches are abundany, you'll also probably notice a honey flavoring atop the fruitfulness.
... and it retails for just $5.99/bottle - how can you pass that up? You could buy two - responsibly drink and still be fiscally responsible!