I've sampled two wines since my last review. The first, Domaine de Grattet cost a bit more than 3€. You can tell it's slightly more fancy because of the black part of the label with the gold printing on top of it. But they didn't blow the whole bank on that extra bit of quality. This was a nicely drinkable wine, which I would certainly purchase again. It was a blend of syrah grapes with another kind that I can't recall the name of. Appropriately, it tasted a lot like a syrah. And it's quality was far above what one could purchase for the same price in California. Cola says "it was pretty good." Not a memorable wine, but good enough to accompany a meal or even to bring to a friends' house for an impromptu potluck. A nice wine for everyday drinking (so to speak).
The next wine Vin de Pays de l'Herault cost 1,05€, (regular price, not on sale) or less than the cost of a metro ticket. I have no idea what kind of grapes are in this. It has almost no information of any kind except that it says "bottled in France" on the cork and on the bottle in several places. It also says "Produit de France" or I would be concerned that only the bottling was French and perhaps the wine came from elsewhere. It had kind of a vinegary, cheap wine flavor and might possibly make a good vinegar, since it's reminiscent of the kind of wine that my dad was converting. It was an ok cooking wine and I would buy it again for that reason. It's about as good as "two buck Chuck" and was far better than the fruit fly wine that I last reviewed, despite being half the price. I would buy this wine to take to a grad student house party. I would use it to drink a toast to India House. I will most likely not buy it for dinner wine again.