A Trader Joe’s Wine Secret – Revealed!

Bottle and glass of 2019 Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Lot #111, Estate Single Vineyard Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Fast facts: 2019 Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Lot #111, Estate Single Vineyard Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina  ($12.99 @Trader Joe’s; California)   Trader Joe’s does a really good job of of masking who makes most of their exclusive label wines such as this one. So imagine my surprise when I pulled the cork on this … Read moreA Trader Joe’s Wine Secret – Revealed!

A Red Wine full of Pleasant Surprises – and just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Front label of 2020 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Single Vineyard Syrah, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Fast facts: 2020 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Single Vineyard Syrah, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina  ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s; California)   Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina, but this … Read moreA Red Wine full of Pleasant Surprises – and just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

A Delicious Pair for Your Next BBQ – Each Just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Bottles and glasses of Roustabout Meritage and Alamos Malbec from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2019 Alamos Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2019 Roustabout Meritage, Paso Robles, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Daylight saving time – check! Spring arrives – check! Temperatures moderate – check! As North America thaws, our food and wine preferences change with the temperatures, which have crept well up into the 80s … Read moreA Delicious Pair for Your Next BBQ – Each Just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Two Malbecs from Up High, at Prices that are Costco Low

Bottle of Ben Marco 2018 Malbec (left)and Piatelli Vineyards 2019 Malbec. Both from Argentina and Costco.

Fast Facts: 2019 Piatelli Vineyards Reserve Malbec, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina ($9.89 @Costco in California – Item #1316321) 2018 Ben Marco Malbec, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina ($9.99* @Costco in California – Item #101580) *net price after $5 discount     Black Skins Matter There are basically three “colors” of wine grapes here on earth: white, grey … Read moreTwo Malbecs from Up High, at Prices that are Costco Low

Three from Costco for this Thirsty Thursday – All Way Under $10!

Three Thirsty Thursday bottles of featured wines from Costco - all under $10!

Fast facts: 2018 Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile $5.99* (@Costco, California, Item# 1154159) 2019 Kirkland Signature Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $6.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 1239144) 2019 Kirkland Signature Côtes du Rhône Villages, Rhône Valley, France  $6.99 (@Costco; California – Item #: 887774) *net price after $5 in store discount If you’re like us, … Read moreThree from Costco for this Thirsty Thursday – All Way Under $10!

A Pair Packing 90+ Scores from Trader Joe’s and Costco

Glasses and bottles of this week's two featured wines

Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wines: 2018 Charles & Charles Rosé, Columbia Valley, Washington State($6.99* @Costco in California – Item #579806) *net price after $2 .00 discount 2017 Trapiche Broquel Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($10.99 @Trader Joe’s in California)   As one of my favorite radio hosts said recently: “last week was quite a year!”  … Read moreA Pair Packing 90+ Scores from Trader Joe’s and Costco

Come to Where the Flavor Is, Come to Marlborough (Wine) Country

2 Glasses and bottles of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wines: 2019 Kirkland Signature Ti Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($6.99 @Costco in California – Item #301904) 2019 Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s in California)   Can I tell you a secret? These two wines are – hand’s down – the two most … Read moreCome to Where the Flavor Is, Come to Marlborough (Wine) Country

2 Under 10, dollars that is

Bottle and glass of BenMarco Malbec from Costco

Two wines under $10. One is a French white blend from Trader Joe’s and the other an Argentinian Malbec from Costco.