GSM-G= This Tasty 90 Point Wine from Costco!

Costco store display for the 2018 Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian Heritage An 1877, 90 Parker Points for just $9.99

Fast facts: 2018 Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian Heritage An 1877, Languedoc, France ($9.99 @ Costco, California – Item #661141) We have highlighted a number of Grenache, Syrah Mourvedre (GSM) blends here on these pages.  This particular bottling is just missing Grenache in the cuvee.  But it is no less delcious. To paraphrase George Orwell’s book … Read moreGSM-G= This Tasty 90 Point Wine from Costco!

Our First 3Peat – Our Most Popular Trader Joe’s Wine Ever

Front label of Maison Barboulot red wine from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2019 Maison Barboulot Cabernet-Syrah $5.49 (@Trader Joe’s; California)   Our featured wine from Trader Joe’s is a three-peat, updated to the 2019 vintage, and it’s every bit as good as we remember it’s predecessors to be. Seems like many of you liked this wine too – it has been our most popular review … Read moreOur First 3Peat – Our Most Popular Trader Joe’s Wine Ever

French (Wine) Lessons from Costco – Très Bien at Under Ten!

Case stacked Kirkland Signature 2018 Bordeaux Superieur at Costco

Fast Facts: 2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux, France ($7.99 @Costco in California – Item #1184548) 2017 Gérard Bertrand Tautavel, Côtes du Rousillon Villages, France ($9.99 @Costco in California – Item #637442)   I think that it’s fair to say that most American wine consumers don’t understand French wine nearly as well as they do the wines … Read moreFrench (Wine) Lessons from Costco – Très Bien at Under Ten!

Wow. A Whole Lotta Vino Bang for $4.99 at Trader Joe’s

Bottles and glasses of Taymor Chardonnay (left) and Tenebres GSM - both from Trader Joe's, and both $4.99

Fast facts: 2019 Tenebres GSM, Languedoc, France ($4.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2019 Taymor Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California ($4.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) You long time readers of this blog (thank you!) know how much we love to find great wines that limbo in under the $10 price point. There are a surprising number … Read moreWow. A Whole Lotta Vino Bang for $4.99 at Trader Joe’s

Get Your Pinot Fix for $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Bottle and glass of 2018 Loudenotte Pinot Noir from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2018 Loudenotte Pinot Noir, Pays D’Oc, France ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)   Tasting Notes: The wine pours a nice dark, red – a tad darker then I expected for a French Pinot Noir. The nose is morello cherry, spice, herbs, plum, and anise. Some would call this melange Garrique, more on that later. … Read moreGet Your Pinot Fix for $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Revisiting our Most Popular Trader Joe’s Wine Ever

Photo of glass and bottle of 2018 Maison Barboulot Cabernet Syrah from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2018 Maison Barboulot Cabernet-Syrah $4.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) Maybe you’ve noticed that we have been on a run reviewing wines from Trader Joe’s, and there has been a corresponding dearth of reviews of wines from Costco since Covid-19 came to town. That’s simply because the lines have been shorter at TJ’s, although I … Read moreRevisiting our Most Popular Trader Joe’s Wine Ever

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.

Another Trader Joe’s GSM – Crazy High QPR at $6.99

Close up photo of Pontificis 2016 GSM

Fast facts: 2016 Badet Clement Pontificis GSM, Languedoc-Rousillon, France ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)       Long time readers will have come to understand that QPR is shorthand for Quality to Price Ratio.  It’s a good measure of wine value. This one scores super high on that scale. And if you read our review of a … Read moreAnother Trader Joe’s GSM – Crazy High QPR at $6.99