I thought I would squeeze in one more post this week for all you Chardonnay lovers out there. My local Costco has a hot $12.99 per bottle deal on this really nice Chardonnay from the renowned Carneros Region of California – well-known for its world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. Fast facts: Provenance Vineyards, … Read moreChardonnay Alert @ Costco + Carneros @ $12.99. Yes, please!
A really nice DOGC Prosecco, especially when contrasted with DOC sparklers from the same region. Not sure what all that means? Read on…. Fast facts: Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore NV, Veneto, Italy ($6.99 @Costco; California) There’s a buzz in the Prosecco Superiore hills of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. A new generation of producers is emerging and the … Read moreKirkland Signature Prosecco – a Stock Up Staple for Summer. Just $6.99 @Costco!
We put two Costco Chiantis – both from the 2015 vintage – to the test to see which one is the better wine. Fast facts: 2015 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva ($8.49 @Costco; California) 2015 Castello di Albola Chianti Classico ($10.99@Costco; California) On a recent excursion to my local Costco, I was pleasantly surprised to … Read moreWe Compare Two 2015 Chiantis from Costco – Winner Take All!
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
Both of these wines from Trader Joe’s are Spanish reds, but are stylistically quite different. Fast facts: 2016 Satis Dei, Syrah-Garnacha, Terra Alta, Spain ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2014 Condado de Oriza, Reserva Ribera del Duero ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Are you tired of me pointing out how good the wine values coming out of … Read moreA TJs Excursion to Spain – both red, delicious, and under $10!
Fast facts: 2016 Château Francs Magnus Bordeaux Supérieur, France ($7.69 @Costco; California) Did you know that Brits call red Bordeaux blends “Claret”? Now you do! Here are some other fun facts to traipse out next time you are trying to impress (or bore!) your wine-loving friends: Unlike in the U.S., most wines of Bordeaux rarely designate … Read moreBargain Basement Bordeaux from Costco – très bien!
“Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva is an elegant wine made from 100% Tempranillo grapes grown in the region of Rioja. Aged 36 months in oak barrels prior to release, this ruby-colored wine has intense, spicy aromas with a hint of licorice. Vanilla flavors on the palate leave a pleasant lingering, well-balanced finish.”
Remarkably good, remarkably cheap, and a perfect pairing with weeknight fare. Fast facts: 2014 Fior di Vino Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2017 Villa Cerrina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ($4.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Perhaps not surprisingly, we taste a lot of different wines in our house. And every now and then we like one … Read moreTransport Yourself to Italy for Under $10 and Save Thousand$ – Thanks Trader Joe’s!
Fast facts: 2017 Seaglass Monterey County Rosé ($7.99 @Costco; California) 2017 Benziger Winery North Coast Rosé ($9.99@Costco; California) We are enjoying a short spell of early summer-like weather (temps in the mid 80s) here in SoCal, so last night my wife and I sat poolside and put these two wines to the test to see which one … Read more Everything is Coming Up Rosés at Costco