One thing in life that I love is wine. With dinner, with dessert, to relax after a hard day. Although it would be cool to be considered a wine connoisseur, I rather enjoy not being a picky wine drinker and not being too knowledgeable about the wine I am drinking. I enjoy reds, whites, and pinks depending on my mood (rather than what I am eating). When I am at a restaurant, I narrow the list first by price, then by what I feel like. When I am shopping the wine shop, I look first at prices, then pretty much at the labels. Yes, I am one of those. But honestly, if the cheaper wine tastes good to me, why pay more? Every now and then, for a special occasion, it’s definitely fun to get a nicer bottle.
However, thanks to the strange and annoying laws in Tennessee, I am not able to buy some of my favorite and cheapest wine…..the classic Two Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s. It really is two dollars and it honestly is delicious. I mostly get the Chardonnay and White Zinfindel (“get” as in take from my mom when I am at my parent’s house since there’s not a TJ’s close enough to their house….thanks mom!). Thanks to the law in TN against selling certain alcohol contents (anything higher than normal beer) in grocery stores, our lovely Trader Joe’s cannot sell their famous wine. I feel bad for the store, but I feel ever worse for the consumer’s, like me! Soemtimes I just need me some two buck chuck. For now, I will just have to stock up from my mother’s pantry whenever I am there. Hopefully the law will improve soon in the lovely state of TN.