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Nice Wine, Nice Look: Wine Wrights

Nice Wine, Nice Look: Wine Wrights

This feels like a well kept secret or perhaps an ignoring from shoppers: Fresh & Easy has the best selection of affordable wines in the entire city. You may be slaves to your Trader Joe’s or even Ralphs or Vons, but F&E actually has good, cheap, interesting wines that even look nice. I could write paragraph after paragraph to praise their $5.99 Montcadi Cavas–but that’s not why we are here: we are hear to talk about Monterey’s Wine Wrights, a mysterious California winery that are exclusively sold through F&E.

The wines is mysterious because there isn’t much information about them aside from their being one of the Fresh & Easy owned and distributed wines. (We did find that they are rom the Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca, though!) Anyway, first things first: their labels are fantastic. They are simple, beautiful to look at, and all different, sharing the same theme of instructional drawings from the late nineteenth century. They play with mechanics, a hand pulling a pulley mechanized drill to another depicting a busy worktable, all hinting at the craft and expertise placed into each bottle, ensuring that each bottle is made with care–made (W)right!

Nice Wine, Nice Look: Wine Wrights

We’ve only had the chance to try the Pinot Noir, which was a light-to-medium red with hints of raspberry. It’s pretty good and paired perfectly with both the nice tuna I had on Monday and the chicken we had on Tuesday. It’s a safe, crowd pleasing red that you’ll be buying repeatedly. At $10.99 each, they aren’t that cheap, but they are by no means expensive. They look nice and are great for gifting whenever wine-as-a-gift is appropriate. Try to grab some of the Wine Wrights at Fresh & Easy, where you can grab them by the bottle or case. (And, if you like, you could even grab them online from Tesco.)

Nice Wine, Nice Look: Wine Wrights

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