One of the few good reasons for using corks to close wines was when Reds had pictures of famous Bolsheviks on its corks. The Wine Curmudgeon still has some Lenin and Trotsky corks in a drawer somewhere.
Reds (about $9) is a screw top these days, but the wine remains true to its mission – a cheap, quality red wine blend that’s food friendly. It’s a little more fruit forward and raspberry jammy than it used to be, but it’s still a well-made wine that offers considerable value and deserves $10 Hall of Fame consideration. I drank it with roast chicken, and it would also do well with hamburgers, grilled sausages and spaghetti and meatballs.