Since my trip to Plagido’s in New Jersey,  I have had a fascination with table wines. Yes, it feels like it is pretty simple and straight forward with what it is – a mild, simple wine that complements anything and could please anyone, but I wanted to look at it just a little bit more.

According to Wikipedia, table wine can mean one of two things:

  1. a wine style that is not fortified or sparkling
  2. a low quality of wine

Table wine is a grape wine that has a maximum of 14% alcohol in it. This makes it light and if someone refers to light wine or light white wine or table wine, we now know what it means.

So, yes you can usually get a large bottle of red, rose or white table wine for a pretty low price, but the nice thing about it is that you can go either semi-dry or semi-sweet so usually you can get something you can tolerate.

It’s funny, I usually prefer the lightness and cleaner taste of white wines, but I have found that I really like rose’ and red table wine. Perhaps drinking the red table wine will ween me into liking more red wines. It has just been difficult for me to handle the heaviness of red wine in my belly (plus I had a bad experience with red wine a while ago and I have not recovered from that two-day hangover) but I really do think that the red table wine can help me get over that.

Table wine can either be found in the store and be labeled specifically as table wine or, according to this site, other table wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Adams Apple, Moscato, Port, Pinot Noir, Kaskaskia Concord, Double Decker Red and Elderberry.