I’m in a cooking group, and we had a get together on Sunday. One of the wines served was a Charles Shaw.
Now, I don’t drink wine, so I didn’t taste it. And I wouldn’t know if it was good or not. But the hostess who provided it said she loved it, and one of the other ladies said she regularly was buying it, too. Everyone who was drinking it that night seemed to be okay with it.
The story I heard about the wine (from these ladies) was that it was American Airlines wine, and since 9/11 outlawing corkscrews, they had to get rid of it somehow. Has urban legend written all over it, now that you’re talking about surplus grapes, but it’s a good tale.
I’d say go for it. Even if it’s crap, so what? You’re out 2 bucks!