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    Cul de Sac wines: $2.84 at HEB and Central Market

    The Cabernet tastes like late Beaujolais Nouveau and the Chard tastes like flat Pinot Gris. I'm sure the Merlot is just as good.

    If you regularly start in on the wine before lunch or are planning a teen's wedding, this is for you.

    Review: worth every penny.

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    I am drinking the merlot right now. It's the new thing on our block. So I googled it for fun tonight and this thread was the 6th result.

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    my roommate and I pick some up every time we hit HEB. Stuff is legit.....and obviously cheap as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Used2b View Post
    I am drinking the merlot right now. It's the new thing on our block. So I googled it for fun tonight and this thread was the 6th result.
    Solid 10 month old bump.

    If Trader Joe's brand is called 2 buck chuck, would HEBs be called 2 buck butt?

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    I use those as cooking wines all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Used2b View Post
    I am drinking the merlot right now. It's the new thing on our block. So I googled it for fun tonight and this thread was the 6th result.
    I'm a search marketing professional

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    I tried the cab and the merlot a while back. They were definitely worth $3?

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    What kinda proof are we talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlh View Post
    What kinda proof are we talking about?
    At that price does it matter?

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    The same people that make this wine also make Baybridge for Kroger, Oak Leaf for Walmart, and that stuff Whole Foods has. Same juice. Different label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoopspat View Post
    I use those as cooking wines all the time.
    I use those as drinking wines all the time.

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    Whole Foods has a $2.99 generic cab that I go for all the time. Sure, I'll sprinkle in a nice bottle or two from time to time, but the generic stuff is definitely drinkable as an every dayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry VIII View Post
    Whole Foods has a $2.99 generic cab that I go for all the time. Sure, I'll sprinkle in a nice bottle or two from time to time, but the generic stuff is definitely drinkable as an every dayer.
    YES it's called 3 wishes. and it's better than 2(.50) buck chuck. i just replenished this weekend.

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    Kroger needs to get their $#@! together and offer an equivalent variety.

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    Will this stuff give me a pounding headache after a couple glasses like franzia does?

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    I'll have to try this HEB stuff...but even at a cheaper price point, you can probably get a more interesting buzz from these fine products...




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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR View Post
    Will this stuff give me a pounding headache after a couple glasses like franzia does?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsoda3 View Post
    YES it's called 3 wishes.
    tumblr_m7pjpmAOAs1qztg48o1_500.jpg

    How does it compare to Three $#@! Wine?

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    Cul de Sac wine sounds ominous imo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballrific View Post


    I've drank all of those and Thunderbird is easily the worst- no matter how nostalgic the jingle.

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    Whats the word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiserSoze View Post
    I've drank all of those and Thunderbird is easily the worst- no matter how nostalgic the jingle.
    I do t know. Cisco is terrible too. And do t get me started on all the other flavoured MD biz. But there is also this. Thunderbird is $#@!ing awful

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    Absolutely the worst wine I have ever tasted. Unfortunately, my wife liked the name (we live on a cul-de-sac) and bought 6 bottles, 3 chard & 3 cabs. Don't use it to cook, you will ruin the dish. Only good for the kitchen sink drain.

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    Armed works for Kroger.

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    yeah, I'm by no means a wine expert but I finally tried the cul de sac wife swappin cab and merlot at heb and it's nowhere close to the worst $#@! I've had...I've had some really awful ~ $8 bottles so I expected this stuff to be horrible but wasn't gag reflex bad or anything. Granted, it was just after 4 or 5 IPA pints but I'm sure that didn't cloud my judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballrific View Post
    yeah, I'm by no means a wine expert but I finally tried the cul de sac wife swappin cab and merlot at heb and it's nowhere close to the worst $#@! I've had...I've had some really awful ~ $8 bottles so I expected this stuff to be horrible but wasn't gag reflex bad or anything. Granted, it was just after 4 or 5 IPA pints but I'm sure that didn't cloud my judgement.
    Its not terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armed View Post
    Absolutely the worst wine I have ever tasted. Unfortunately, my wife liked the name (we live on a cul-de-sac) and bought 6 bottles, 3 chard & 3 cabs. Don't use it to cook, you will ruin the dish. Only good for the kitchen sink drain.
    I like it, not gonna lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huge View Post
    Its not terrible.
    Disagree. I drink a LOT of cheap wine and this stuff is pretty horrible.

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    My go to for cheap is Rex Goliath. Love that $5 Pinot noir but I have a regarded palette and my $#@!s all $#@!ed up.

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    We found some under 3 dollar wine back when we were in college and it was disgusting, no idea if it was this same brand or not, this was probably 9 years ago. Came back to the room one day to see one of our neighbors mixing it with sprite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballrific View Post
    I'll have to try this HEB stuff...but even at a cheaper price point, you can probably get a more interesting buzz from these fine products...



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    Quote Originally Posted by slorch View Post
    oh look. a page from my high school yearbook.
    impossible. they didn't print in color yet.

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    They also have a Oak Leaf wine at Walmart for around the same price. It's probably the same wine with a different label.

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    Same stuff

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    just drank a glass..

    just drank a glass. Fuggin love it. Cheap as shiat and one could do worse.

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    So heb is back at it with another round of 3/$10 wines. I think this Tempranillo is pretty damn good but I mentioned earlier that my palette is regarded and my $#@!s all $#@!ed up.
    Last edited by DeftwillP; 06-02-2013 at 10:24 PM.

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    I mentioned earlier that my palette is regarded and my $#@!s all $#@!ed up.
    i wholeheartedly agree

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    Cul-de-sac literally translates as "bottom of the bag." At least they're being straightforward about the quality. Except for the using a foreign language to tell us part of it.

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    My cul-de-sac itches.

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