A Sommelier Compared Cheap Wines And The Winner Was Clear

  • Published on Apr 2, 2019
  • Sara Lehman is the private sommelier and lifestyle director of 160 Madison, which is a luxury, residential high-rise building in Manhattan. She also owns the wine and travel blog Somm in the City. We gave Sara 11 different low-cost wines to try from big-box stores like Costco, Target, BJ's, and Trader Joe's. Watch the video above to see how she ranked bottles of cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, and rosé, all under $10.
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    A Sommelier Compared Cheap Wines And The Winner Was Clear

Comments • 58

  • M Dot
    M Dot 21 day ago

    shs needs her own show

  • Roy Liwinsky
    Roy Liwinsky 4 months ago +1

    "Tastes like crushed grapes!"

  • Daddy T
    Daddy T 5 months ago +1

    Me never having drank wine before: why tf am I watching this.

  • Jorrit Gerritsma
    Jorrit Gerritsma 5 months ago

    A Joke right?

  • Chameleam
    Chameleam 5 months ago

    Obviously this woman is very passionate about wine so I don’t mean to dis but, the word sommelier refers to someone who runs a wine program in a restaurant. So you can’t say you’re a sommelier if you run a blog, even if you have credentials

  • P G
    P G 5 months ago +1

    Blind tasting would have been significantly more interesting and useful.

  • Kait Gardner
    Kait Gardner 5 months ago +1

    What's with the dislikes? I love her!

  • Suryaveer
    Suryaveer 5 months ago

    She’s not spitting it out .. that means she got hammered after the 6th glass

  • Simon Czechu
    Simon Czechu 5 months ago

    Do it as a blind test

  • TheVJProduction
    TheVJProduction 5 months ago +5

    starting from beginning to the end, the lady is hammered by the end.

  • PRCY Tekuin
    PRCY Tekuin 5 months ago

    It’s funny how all these wines are less than 15.

    • Bert Hull
      Bert Hull 5 months ago +1

      less THAN $15

    • JohnBx98
      JohnBx98 5 months ago

      Didn't even realize that. Excellent observation

  • Andre Newell
    Andre Newell 5 months ago +3

    This video would be more credible if the tasting was blind and if the certifications of the sommelier were given. Just a suggestion.

  • Crimson Wolf
    Crimson Wolf 5 months ago

    Does anyone else want to punch! This person?

  • Jonathan Farmer
    Jonathan Farmer 5 months ago

    Surely this is all subjective. Isn't this just a women who likes wine, rating wine.

    • ItsMeSwirl
      ItsMeSwirl 5 months ago +1

      No, she's a waiter who has charge of wines and their service.

  • Luke Guy
    Luke Guy 5 months ago

    cool content

  • براہمداغ
    براہمداغ 5 months ago +8

    Should have done it WITHOUT the bottles/brands visible to her. WTF!

  • Drakovox
    Drakovox 5 months ago +4

    The plastic cup enhances the notes and complexity XD

  • Alex A
    Alex A 5 months ago


    ХОРОШО 5 months ago +1

    Psychoactive drugs review video, nice Business Insider.

  • S. M.
    S. M. 5 months ago +8

    You can think about her wine knowledge whatever you want, but you can't argue with the fact that she has a nice Rolex Datejust

  • Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American 5 months ago +1

    Can't wait to become the legal age to drink

  • The Clay Tablet
    The Clay Tablet 5 months ago +2

    She doesn't know what she is talking about

  • G. Reilly
    G. Reilly 5 months ago

    She is def buzzed by the end of this. Do not drink and drive.

  • G. Reilly
    G. Reilly 5 months ago +2

    You are supposed to spit every sip because ethanol is fckn up yo sense. Now we are just watching you get crunk. Wineaux. That's high class.

  • Laurent
    Laurent 5 months ago +51

    why was this not a blind test? her knowing which was which before created some bias for sure...

  • pinkzombie
    pinkzombie 5 months ago +23

    Thumb down for wine in plastic cup.

  • albear972
    albear972 5 months ago +8

    Drinking wine out of a plastic cup? How gauche! Even cheap sommeliers drink out of glass wine vessels.

  • Anikesh Nair
    Anikesh Nair 5 months ago +56

    Wonder why these experts refrain from blind tests

    • &aturdays
      &aturdays 5 months ago +2

      On the channel “Indulgence” they do blind taste tests

    • PRCY Tekuin
      PRCY Tekuin 5 months ago

      Anikesh Nair they not even high Sommeliers

  • Noah Lehman
    Noah Lehman 5 months ago

    Only reason i watched is we have the same name lol

  • Emily Black
    Emily Black 5 months ago +4

    I like that she's being somewhat positive about some of these wines. They may not be fine dining quality, but they're nice enough for a dinner in

  • True Gooner
    True Gooner 5 months ago +3

    Me and my gf always get some cheap wine at Costco... it's very good. And it'll surprise some to know that given the over saturated demand of wine these days, most wineries are just pumping it out, so the aging process isn't as prolonged/diverse as it used to be. And this is a world wide issue, from France, Spain, Italy to the US Australia or South Africa, demand is so high that the yields in crop production/quality aren't as disparate as it was in the past.

  • Ben Mason
    Ben Mason 5 months ago +1

    she's full of shit. these wines are all terrible and she happens to speak highly of all of them? for a supposed expert she's an idiot. she's either lying and hates it, or absolutely shouldn't be a sommelier.

  • Eric Klein
    Eric Klein 5 months ago +23

    pls do the same with convenience store corndogs

  • Minien
    Minien 5 months ago +2

    Alcohol is poison.

    • True Gooner
      True Gooner 5 months ago +2

      @HDHDHD Dhdhhd Greg has aerobic classes early in the morrow... so no parties.

    • HDHDHD Dhdhhd
      HDHDHD Dhdhhd 5 months ago +3

      @True Gooner parties aren't healthy so glad he is not invited (I know it is a kind of joke but yeah)

    • True Gooner
      True Gooner 5 months ago +5

      you're never invited to parties are you Greg?

  • Zenn Lozanno
    Zenn Lozanno 5 months ago

    She's just giving her meaningless opinion and try to drunk or for simply " it's bullshit"

  • Cassandra Marks
    Cassandra Marks 5 months ago +2

    *sucks through teeth*
    yep this video tastes like bullshit

    BITE THE BILLET 5 months ago +40

    *very successful TVclip series exists*
    Business Insider:

  • Its ReallyMe
    Its ReallyMe 5 months ago +1

    💩 💩

  • Blog of The W3st
    Blog of The W3st 5 months ago

    I have absolutely not developed the pallet for wine. Can anyone tell me if what she’s saying is worth remembering? (I suspect that it is)

    • 13ivanogre13
      13ivanogre13 5 months ago

      A glass, yes.
      A pallet, no.

    • True Gooner
      True Gooner 5 months ago +3

      For the price some of these options are quite good.

    • Ben Mason
      Ben Mason 5 months ago

      @Noah Jones ok and? she's still full of shit and you shouldn't post videos that manipulate people and lie to them, thus why all the downvotes and other comments pointing it out.

    • Noah Jones
      Noah Jones 5 months ago

      Ben Mason she is just trying to get payed

    • Ben Mason
      Ben Mason 5 months ago

      no she's full of shit. these wines are all terrible. for a supposed expert she's an idiot. she's either lying and hates it, or absolutely shouldn't be a sommelier.

  • phamngoclam2013
    phamngoclam2013 5 months ago


  • sauce
    sauce 5 months ago +26

    Compared from the lady on price points, she's just bullshitting

  • hussein muxamed
    hussein muxamed 5 months ago +1

    Alcohol is bad