Bamboozled and Blissed -14 Hands Hot to Trot


You know what’s hilarious? When you are at a restaurant and discover a wine that blows you away. The excitement is not due to the food, which is delicious or the ambience that places you in a state of relaxation. This restaurant is far from any of these descriptions. Your excitement, well my enthusiasm is based on the wine that was surprisingly delicious and only cost $9.00 a glass. This establishment folks is “The Cheesecake Factory”. YUPPER!

Far from a relaxed ambience or a cuisine making you feel you’re in another country. THE TOTAL OPPOSITE! The Cheesecake Factory has become very popular with my daughter and her friends. I guess it is due to no reservations, one-hour plus wait to be seated and the joy of browsing through a menu that consists of over 30 pages. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a Cheesecake Factory bashing. But, I have to share my observations and how I would run a more efficient operation that I predict would cut down on half of cancellations and walk-outs. Real quick, here is my plan; ACCEPT RESERVATIONS, that’s it! Number one and two, customer satisfaction and revenue will increase. I observed half of the customers walking out after they received the “buzzer” (you know the device that buzzes and flashes red when your table is ready); shaking my head. I digressed, greatly; back to the review.



I was bragging about this Cheesecake Factory wine, 14 Hands Hot to Trot on how it is so delicious and I have to add it to my wine collection. So, I searched online and found myself ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING (ROFL)! 14 Hands Hot to Trot is available at CVS, Walmart, Giant and Total Wines, to name a few.

What is hysterical is the wine is under $10.00. ROFL!! My thoughts scream, “Whaaat! It can not be the same wine”?! From Bonquisha (my alter ego): ”Hahaha, you “buchee” wine snob likes a wine sold at CVS for only $8.99”. I can not stop laughing. I will admit, I am feeling a little bamboozled. Cheesecake Factory is serving 14 Hands Hot to Trot for $9.00 a glass, four times the cost. THIS IS ABSURD! I have seen double but friggin tripled, quadrupled!

Trying to rationalize and regain my composure, I am in complete denial; maybe it is a different wine, 14 Hands Winery does produce other reds. So, maybe I drank one of their reserve wines, NOPE!

Bamboozled, perplexed, whatever you what to call it, I have come to terms with the deceitfulness and accept the fact that I am ecstatic for 14 Hands Hot to Trot. I am sure this is not a first nor will it be the last that I will over charged for what a wine is worth … c’est la vie.  I purchased a bottle of 14 Hands Hot to Trot for under $10.00 at Giant and it was blissful! 

Attached is the winemaker’s notes: 14 Hands Hot to Trot Winemaker Notes. Try not to be a wine snob, check out 14 Hands Hot to Trot at visit: or grab a bottle at your local CVS or grocery store. 😛


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