Fast facts: 2020 Trader Joe’s Reserve Merlot Lot #227, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California ($9.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California) We hope our subject line extrapolating the price per gallon (there are five standard 750ml bottles in a gallon FWIW) for this wine makes you feel better about the last time you filled up your … Read moreGreat Mmmerlot for Just $50 per Gallon!
Fast facts: 2018 La Garenne Red Blend, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, France ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Most wine drinkers know of the great and coveted wines of Bordeaux. But the Côtes de Bordeaux? That’s some unfamiliar territory to most. And with good reason. You see, unlike the storied regions that made Bordeaux famous, this … Read moreA Lot of Bordeaux Value for A Little Dough
Fast facts: 2018 Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Meritage, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California ($14.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Readers that have been following us for a while have seen prior reviews of Meritage bottlings here before. Frankly, it is rare to find a Meritage that disappoints. I think it has something to do with the flexibility … Read moreA Blockbuster Meritage from the Trader Joe’s Wine Lotto – You Can’t Win if you Don’t Play!
Fast facts: 2019 Floriana Grüner Veltliner, Pannon, Hungary ($4.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Trader Joe’s SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) We’re on the cusp of Memorial Day weekend, which means we are already being subjected to some of the strongest rays of sun all year. At least here in the Northern Hemisphere. … Read moreTrader Joe’s Gets it GrooVee On – After Applying Sunscreen
Fast facts: 2017 Au Contraire Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California $9.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 976040) 2016 D de Dauzac, Bordeaux, France $9.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 1389225) I’m flat out at excited about sharing these two wines with you all. You know how much we love our “high QPR” wines here at Vinopointer, and … Read moreA Tasty Pair of Wines from Costco – at a Tasty $9.99 Price
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!
Fast Facts: 2017 Tenet Wines The Pundit Syrah, Columbia Valley, Washington ($9.99* @Costco in California – Item #1209292) *net price after $6 in store discount Like so many of our wine finds, this one really jumped out as a wine with good prospects. It was case stacked on the end aisle at my local … Read moreA Delicious 94 point Syrah – $9.99 at Costco!
These two rosés from Trader Joe’s couldn’t be more different. But at well under $10 each, that doesn’t mean you won’t love them both! Fast facts: 2018 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rosé, Napa Valley ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2018 St. Sagnol Rosé, Provence, France ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) A wise person once quipped: “all wine … Read moreFor Poolside Sipping: Two Bargain Trader Joe’s Rosés
Ahead of the July 4th holiday, we couldn’t resist putting these two Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon “in the ring” to see which one would prove to be the winner. In this corner… Fast facts: 2016 Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, California ($9.99 @Costco, California) Product #: 223343 2017 Trader Joe’s Reserve Alexander … Read more$9.99 CabSauv Taste Test – Costco v. Trader Joe’s
Fast facts: 2017 Amancay Winery, Reserva Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2017 Kirkland Signature Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($6.99 @Costco, California) Normally, we only review wines we like and are prepared to recommend you buy. But every now and them we find two wines that are begging to be compared – … Read moreTrader Joe’s vs. Costco in a $6.99 Argentine Malbec Face Off