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Best (cheap) Wine to buy (on a budget) in South Korea

29 Nov
Picture here is the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot.  Both highly recommended, I prefer cabs, but that is my taste.

Picture here is the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot. Both highly recommended, I prefer cabs, but that is my taste.

Not going to lie: I am a few glasses in.  This is a passion post right here.

A passion for cheap delicious wine.

As I have talked about in a previous post I am moving to Chile.  I have been a fan of Chilean wines for years.  Chilean wine has been a boon for me ever since I attended a wine workshop at a waiting job I had years ago and the guy running it told me that Chile was fairly new to the wine world but had excellent wine that sold at rock bottom prices because they hadn’t grown a reputation yet.

I spent most of my adult life living in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  This is an island of the east coast of Canada.  It is difficult to travel to and from this island because of weather and geography.  Things are not cheap there.  I loved shopping for Chilean wine because a $12 bottle was like a dream.

Then I moved to Korea.  I discovered G7 wines.  rolling in at a mere 6,900 won (less than $7) it is the gear. It has been available at any Emart I have been to in Korea so far, it is my go to wine.

Now, I like to think that I have pretty good taste.  I have attended a few workshops, I have waitressed for a few years.  No, I don’t spend that much money on wine.  However, I feel like I have a fairly delicate palette (not true, G7 talking).  I know a few terms, legs, chocolaty, hints of fruit.  I have given people advice on what wine to pair with their $50 steak dinner (that is true).  I love the G7 wine.

The G7’s have yet to let me down.  They are the best bang for your buck in a bottle of wine at emart.  Emart usually hasd a pretty decent selection as well.  Before I left Canada I was favouring the Apothic Red which was coming in at about $20 a bottle, which I thought was a pretty good price.  I love Californian wine, which is what the Apothic falls under.  And it is availble at Emart as well, just a few feet away. I just can’t stray from the G7.

So, if you are in Korea and on a budget but looking for a decent wine to enjoy at the park, or in your hotel, or in your apartment, or at a potluck. I don’t know where you are drinking this wine.  For whatever reason, you are on a budget and you are looking for a nice wine that you can enjoy, find a local Emart and look out for the G7 series.

If you are in Korea and are looking for a little more expensive, bit higher class wine.  Get the G7 anyway.  Let’s be serious, you can save $30-40.  Go to Lotte World or buy a kimchi pot or something with the savings.  You and I both know after the first glass it all tastes the same.