Last week while Houston was all a buzz about finally getting a Shake Shack (womp, womp, womp), I was more like…
I can’t tell you how many photos of burgers and crinkled french fries were flooding my timeline from people who were oh so excited about Houston finally getting a spot here. You would’ve thought In & Out was coming to town (says the California girl with a smirk). I haven’t eaten beef since ’89 (ok, more like ’04), so places like this really don’t amuse me, BUT that was until I saw an IG post with someone holding a purdy little stemless glass of wine over one of those burgers.
I immediately went to the Shake Shack website and was pleasantly surprised to discover that this fast food joint offered its own house wines.
So wine friends, you know I had to stop by (and brave the long lines) all in the name of WINE!
I stopped by Shake Shack after I voted yesterday evening. I was really excited to try their house wines. According to their website, the chain offers its own house red and white (made exclusively for Shake Shack by Napa Valley’s Frog’s Leap Winery). Pretty cool, so I thought. I went in thinking that’s what I was going to find at the Houston location, but that wasn’t the case. Instead these were the wine offerings listed on the menu:
- Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, The Federalist, Lodi, CA ($8.89/a glass)
- White: Sauvignon Blanc, SIMI Winery, Sonoma County, CA ($7.89/a glass)
- By the Half Bottle: Prosecco, Mionetto, Valdobbiadene, Italy (Price not listed)
If I’m honest, I was a bit taken back by the price. $8/9 for a glass of wine from Shake Shack?!?
House wine is normally like $5 because it’s the HOUSE WINE…lol. Even though the wine selection and prices were different than I expected, I still decided to give the wine a try. I opted for the Sauvignon Blanc…of course.
I was handed one of those little buzzards and patiently waited for my glass of wine. When my buzzard went off a couple minutes later, I received this…
Cute branded stemless glass with probably a 3 ounce pour, which I paid $8.58.
So, the Sauv Blanc wasn’t bad. It was very fruit forward with tropical fruit aromas and flavors. I tasted a mix of pineapple, peach, and green apple. I enjoyed the crisp and refreshing taste, plus the wine had a nice tart finish.
Now the million dollar question…would I go back to Shake Shack for wine?? Absolutely not! Definitely not worth it! I understand it’s a burger joint, but I was hoping there was a silver lining with it’s “exclusive” house wine offerings. They should note on their website that the Shake Shack house wine from Frog’s Leap is not offered at every location, but whateves. No matter how good the wine is, I just don’t see myself paying that much for so little wine again. Believe me, I completely get that Shake Shack is not a wine bar, BUT for those exact reasons it should come down on its wine prices and give a
little lot more love on the pours…por favor!
Anyways, when I finished my wine, I realized the glass was plastic…and came to the conclusion that Shake Shack was giving the glasses away as a souvenir…or at least I made it one and kindly took it home with me. At least now, I felt like I got my money’s worth…lol. (P.S. I asked the server who said it was okay, so no theft on my part!)
Any Shake Shack fans? Have you tried their wine? Let me know your thoughts.