The Wino Drinks a Toast to 'Occupy Wall Street'-ers

Ilustration by Andrew Saeger, tHEARTdept.
Hey, fellow lushes! I don't know about you, but I've been laser-focused on the beautiful acts of civil disobedience in New York and across the country for the past couple of weeks, glued to #OccupyWallStreet Twitter updates. Power to the people! (And to free wifi!!)

While I'm not exactly ready to pitch a tent in Westlake Park, I've been doing a lot of searching for the perfect super-cheap-ass wine to help ease the pain of being part of the 99 percent of the country getting screwed by a bunch of rich douchebags, who, no doubt, guzzle Chateau d'Yquem with their cornflakes.

An unassuming white from Cavatappi was just the ticket.

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The Stimulus Package is my kind of economic development plan, an interesting blend of sauvignon blanc and pinot gris that was on sale at QFC for $10.

Peter Dow started the winery way back when he owned Cafe Juanita, so it's not surprising its original mission was all Italian. The reds are good, but I'm also a fan of the whites.

It didn't hurt that I served the Stimulus Package with the humble food of the masses, my down-home fried-in-lard chicken. That bright white sure made the bird sing. With hints of honeydew melon and peach, it was soft, but not sweet.

Double bonus points for the twist top -- making it easy to swig straight from the bottle. The Wino's giving this one four out of four brown paper bags.

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