I fought the law…

and the law did NOT win!


Honestly I didn’t expect the ticket to be dismissed since a few people I know tried to fight the same offense and failed miserably. This made my day – $260 I do NOT have to shell out to the State of Texas!

Naturally I celebrated by grabbing a bottle of wine:


I first discovered this wine while working at Seasons 52 (seriously that place was like HEAVEN for me). It’s nothing fancy, just your run of the mill white table wine. It’s light and refreshing, and best of all – cheap! It used to run me about $4 at Total Wine when I lived in South Florida. Sadly enough, there aren’t any Total Wine stores in Austin. DEPRESSING. I’m like a kid in a candy store there.

Since I had already passed Target on my way home, my next best option for wine purchasing was the nearby Chevron. DO NOT JUDGE. They have a pretty solid selection for a food mart, promise!

wine aisle

They also have a whole other rack behind where I was standing, and also a cooler full of chilled bottles. Not bad for a Chevron, right?

I was about to settle for a riesling, when I saw the Aveleda on the end of the aisle. I got all nostalgic thinking about drinking it on my patio in Florida, grabbed the bottle, and headed to the register. It was about $7, as expected since gas stations tend to jack up the prices where they can.


Overall, I’m thoroughly enjoying my selection and would definitely recommend it as a wine to sip during those hot summer months.

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  1. BIG WIN!!! (the ticket AND finding your wine!)

  2. Wooohoooooo for getting out of that ticket! And yay for a white wine suggestion. I love wine, but especially whites. And $7 for a decent bottle of wine is a great deal! Alaska is so expensive. 🙁

  3. Yay Melissa! That’s awesome girl 🙂

  4. Nice job on the win! That DESERVES some wine. Oh, and I go to Total Wine enough for both of us if that helps. 🙂

  5. Congrats! Good thing you went ahead and got the license.

  6. Vihno Verde is so refreshing in teh summer time! Try it in a white sangria, it’s ridiculously good!

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