From Matthew Latkiewicz's Stained Teeth: A Column About Wine:
For some reason, I hear this a lot: "I don't know anything about wine." This is a silly thing to say. Frankly, there is nothing to know. People may try to convince you that wine is somehow like skilled labor or a subject in school, two categories full of things to know, but wine is not like that. You can learn about how wine is made, about the regions and the traditions, but none of this is necessary when actually using wine. I don't know anything about how books are printed and bound, but this does not keep me from reading. You see? The doing has nothing necessarily to do with the knowing.I drink cheap wine. Partly, this is because I am a student. Partly, this is because I can't tell the difference between a cheap bottle of wine and an expensive bottle of wine. Okay, wait. I take that back. I can tell the difference between a $2 bottle of wine and a $50 bottle of wine (mostly by the hangover); but once you get over $8, it's pretty much all the same.
Mostly, though, I drink cheap wine because I do the doing, but I don't know the knowing. You know?
I almost always choose my wine by the label, which is, in a way, like choosing a book by the cover. But, you know, I choose books by the cover. So there you go. I like these cheap wines:
Then again, sometimes I drink my wine with Pepsi, so you might not want to take my word for it.
Tell me, do you have any favorite cheap wines for me to try?