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There are myriad wines marketed toward women. Whether via peppy monikers or pale-pink labeling, they beckon to female consumers from store endcaps and print ad pages. Sure, we understand that the packaging is intended to lure ladies from a very specific demographic — manufacturers have gotta sell their wares somehow — but how do the products actually taste? We called our best wine-loving girlfriends and did a blind test of six bottles marketed toward women. (By the end of the night, we were all in a pretty festive mood!) How did they stack up against each other? Our findings might surprise you...
Tasting notes: "It's like chocolate-covered cherries in a glass!" "Sweet chocolate — oh, God, ewww" "Not sure I'd have this with dinner" "I'm drinking a chocolate fountain!"
Average rating (out of 10): 4.5
Percentage of testers who would absolutely drink this wine again: 33 percent
Drink what you love, regardless of what the label looks like. But if you're searching for a girls' night crowd-pleaser that won't break the bank, toss a few bottles of Arbor Mist into your grocery store shopping cart and use the leftover cash for a really nice cheese plate. Or cupcakes. Or better yet: both. Then peel out of the parking lot in your eco-friendly sedan and turn the dial to Hot 97: The strains of Kanye West's latest album pulsate and fill the plush seats. You tap the volume button higher. Is the timing a coincidence? No. This, friends, is the good life. Treat yo'self.
Did we leave any must-try wines off our list? Let us know in the comments!