Take a Leap: Frog’s Leap Wine on Sale at RueLaLa

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In the The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam the poet wrote that all he needed to be happy was “A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou.” To these wonderfully true and wise words, I can only add, “Woman can not live by fashion alone.” Yes, fashion uplifts me, but every now and then, I need something a bit stronger. Something like say, an exquisitely chilled Chardonnay or a berry scented Pinot Noir. Sales of wine during this recession show I am not alone. Wines priced under $20.00 are on the upswing in the downturn. So good news gentle readers, one of Napa Valley’s treasures , Frog’s Leap wine, is going on sale tomorrow at RueLaLa.

Pictured: My imaginary PC screen that could dispense Pinot Noir to me, as I blog. Team Recessionista is working on this design.

I will be front and center at my PC screen tomorrow shopping the sale when it starts at 8 am PST, 11 am EST and 10 pm CST in the US. If you live outside the US, look for Napa’s divine Frog’s Leap wine at local stores in your area. A simple Google search should tell you where you might find some of this reasonably priced nectar. Even without the RueLaLa discount, it’s still a cheap and cheerful find. Many bottles are priced at $30.00 US to $40.00 US (the Merlot Rutherford and the Sauvingnon Blanc). I will be on the look out for a pricier bottle tomorrow at a discount, namely their Rutherford Red ( a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cab Franc) which usually retails for $75.00 US. I want the Rutherford Red to become “Recessionista Red” at this sale. The Frog’s Leap Rutherford Red has been rated a “90 plus wine” indicating excellent quality. I am also a fan of their lower-priced Zinfandel. Think Boysenberry overtones and smooth flavor with a hint of pepper and you get the idea of the zin sin 🙂

Overall, I recommend Frog’s Leap as rich, complex wines. The winery is very eco-friendly and has a philosophy of organic, dry farming, which is reflected in the bottle price. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at RueLaLa, click on over to Tomorrow is the last day of their 1 cent shipping sale.

Pictured: is have a 1 cent shipping sale

To quote The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam once again:

“And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press
End in what All begins and ends in–Yes;
Think then you are To-day what Yesterday
You were–To-morrow You shall not be less. “

Drink up Recessionistas for tomorrow is another day of working, scrimping and living! We shall not be less, we shall just spend less 🙂

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

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