Folks, it’s Friday. And you know what I like to do on a Friday? Suck the dick off a cold one, of course! My poison is wine, specifically white, specifically economical. I’m not talking necessarily cheap (because those hangovers are living hell) but I love me a good value deal – a 2 for 1 promo on a decent quality drop? Sign me up. Or even better – a bottom-dollar bevvy that somehow wins a prize at a fancy award show. That’s a find.
So in the interest of great finds, here’s one for you – an $8.99 Dan Murphy’s Cleanskin Riesling just took out gold at the 2018 International Wine Challenge in the UK. Wines at the competition are tasted blind by a panel of critics, sommeliers, restaurant owners and wine buyers (hi, dream job) so they can’t be swayed by fancy brands.
The 2017 Dan Murphy’s Cleanskin Riesling is from the Clare Valley region in South Australia, and yep, you can get it for under a tenner.
Dan Murphy’s wine expert (hello, other dream job) Andrew Caillard MW, said in a press release that the vino “displays all the fruit definition, precision and mouthwatering freshness expected of an ultra-premium wine brand.”
The wine boasts “intense lime flavours with a vibrant, crisp structure”. And also, it’s nine fkn bucks.
I’ll drink to that.