Bargain Wines for your Thanksgiving Table – from Trader Joe’s

Bottle of 2019 Petiole Pinot Noir and 2018 Riddle Chardonnay from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2018 Petiole Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2019 Riddle Chardonnay, Edna Valley, California ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   When you ask people for their favorite wine pairing for the traditional Thanksgiving meal, two wines seem to top the list:  Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.   The former almost falls into … Read moreBargain Wines for your Thanksgiving Table – from Trader Joe’s

Two Ten Buck Chucks – A Lot of Flavor for $9.99

Bottles and glasses of Trader Joe's Reserve 2018 Merlot Lot #202 (left) and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot #179

Fast facts: 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve Merlot Lot #179, Napa Valley, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve  Cabernet Sauvignon Lot #202, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   We’ve tried many of wines from the Trader’s Joe’s Reserve line up, and these may be two of the best we … Read moreTwo Ten Buck Chucks – A Lot of Flavor for $9.99

Crazy Good Chard at a Crazy $9.99 Costco Price

Front label of Stasis 2015 Chardonnay from Costco

Fast facts: 2015 Stasis Chardonnay, Murmur Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, California $9.99* (@Costco, California, Item# 796543)  *price after $10 store discount It’s been a long time since we have featured a “Fast Friday” deal here. These are meant to put super special wine buying opportunities on your radar before you do your weekend shopping. This … Read moreCrazy Good Chard at a Crazy $9.99 Costco Price

Two Napa Red Gems from Costco – the Wine Equivalents of an Autumn Sweater

Bottles and glasses of Napa Valley red wines from Costco

Fast facts: 2018 Kirkland Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California $23.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 505081) 2018 Kirkland Signature Red Blend, Napa Valley, California $10.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 333110)   I am not a big fan of the wine app Vivino. The reason? I don’t really trust it. Anyone can post, and … Read moreTwo Napa Red Gems from Costco – the Wine Equivalents of an Autumn Sweater

Two Great Under $10 Chards from TJs – and a warning…

Bottles and glasses of Sanborn and Buena Vista Chardonnays from Traders Joe's

Fast facts: 2018 Sanborn Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2018  Buena Vista Chardonnay, Los Carneros, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)  Stop the presses… In the most recent posts, we have been swapping high fives about how darn good the market for fine wines in California is right now due to Covid.  … Read moreTwo Great Under $10 Chards from TJs – and a warning…

2 Chardonnays – a Study in Contrasts. Both under $10 – from Trader Joe’s!

Bottle and glass of a California and French Chardonnay, both from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2019 Mâcon-Verzé Chardonnay, France ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2018  The Divine Chardonnay, Los Carneros, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)  Chardonnay is the most popular white wine in the world. And like most grape varieties, how it tastes has a lot to do with where it’s grown.  In this post, we are highlighting Chardonnay … Read more2 Chardonnays – a Study in Contrasts. Both under $10 – from Trader Joe’s!