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Monday, February 21, 2011

5 Worst Wines with Which to Celebrate American Wine Appreciation Week

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2. Arbor Mist As much as Gut Check yearns to fill this spot with Dirt Cheap's "30 Dime Wine," that stuff proved too palatable. (Think Two-Buck Chuck.) New York-based Arbor Mist is all about flavor -- whether you prefer the Mixed Berry Pinot Noir or the Island Fruits Pinot Grigio. These babies aren't high in alcohol content, but Arbor Mist offers twelve juicy flavors -- plus two sparkling variations -- to sample while watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills marathon. (Be honest, could you get through a PTA meeting stone-cold sober?)

Arbor Mist: "See, kids? Mommy drinks her fruit juice!" - IMAGE VIA
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  • Arbor Mist: "See, kids? Mommy drinks her fruit juice!"

1. ChocoVine Never heard of this dessert wine? Neither had we, until the gracious ladies of Dirt Cheap recommended it. According to ChocoVine's website, this unholy marriage consists of a "fine French Cabernet subtly combined with a rich dark chocolate from Holland." Gut Check's take? It tastes like a milkshake blended in battery acid.

ChocoVine: Rhymes with "Frankenstein" -- and for a reason. - KATIE MOULTON
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  • ChocoVine: Rhymes with "Frankenstein" -- and for a reason.

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