In preparing to entertain goons, it is imperative to have enough hooch on hand. I shop strategically so that I am stocked up on a mix of reasonably priced wines to quench both the highly refined and non-discerning palates.
One of our beloved goons has been known to wash his food down with *several* bottles of wine. He drinks it down his gullet it like Welsh’s grape juice. I cannot stress the importance of being prepared for such a scenario. We recently witnessed him drink another couple out of house and home, which included several expensive “keeper” bottles, some of which were wedding gifts. We have learned from experience that it’s best to decant the cheap stuff, and tell him that it’s a Chateauneuf du Pape. A true goon would be happy drinking sawdust, and would not know the difference.
Here are my top three recent goon-approved red wine purchases from Trader Joe’s. These are slightly more expensive than “2 Buck Chuck”, but surprisingly drinkable. Stock up on a case (or 2)!