Fun Bubbles and $5!? Thanks, Trader Joe’s!

Fast facts: 2019 Pop Up Sparkling, 100% Chardonnay, Evergreen Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington ($4.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)     This one was hard to pass by in a recent visit to Trader Joe’s. First there was the packaging. Striking, colorful and dare we say, adorable? From the crown cap on down? It reminded us of … Read moreFun Bubbles and $5!? Thanks, Trader Joe’s!

Put a Little (Aperol) Spritz in your Step

Trader Joe's store display of 2020 Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Rosé

Fast facts: 2020 Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Rosé ($10.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Seems like summer has arrived with a vengeance, and it is time for sipping poolside, lakeside or seaside.  However you stay cool is cool with us. Prosecco might help… Prosecco is a deliciously dry sparkling wine with crisp acidity, low sugar and plenty … Read morePut a Little (Aperol) Spritz in your Step

French Fizz is…Fun!

Bottles of 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Rosé French Fizz and 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Blanc French Fizz

Fast facts: 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Rosé French Fizz, France ($6.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California) 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Blanc French Fizz, France ($6.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California)   Psst…we’ve got the story on some excellent sparkling wines, just in time for summer! As the name implies, French Fizz sparkling wines come to us from France. … Read moreFrench Fizz is…Fun!

Making Mimosas without Champagne?

A holiday morning Mimosa kit, Mumm sparkling wine, a carafe of OJ and orange for a garnish.

Fast facts: NV Mumm Napa, Brut Rosé , Napa, California ($14.99 @ Costco, California – Item #438577)   Well, here we are.  Down to the final seven days of 2021. What a long, strange trip it’s been. Regardless, ’tis the season for celebration, hence the need to keep lots of bubbly on hand.  Whether it’s … Read moreMaking Mimosas without Champagne?

A TJ’s Prosecco Rosé Find and an Easy Recipe for a Fancy Aperol Spritz

Prosecco+Aperol+Seltzer+tangerine garnish=Aperol Spritz or, summer in a glass!

Fast facts: 2020 Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Rosé ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Prosecco is a deliciously dry sparkling wine with crisp acidity, low sugar and plenty of fruit character – all at a fraction of the cost of traditional Champagne.  Traditionally produced in Veneto in North Eastern Italy, it is fermented almost exclusively from the … Read moreA TJ’s Prosecco Rosé Find and an Easy Recipe for a Fancy Aperol Spritz

Your Holiday Mimosa Kit from Trader Joe’s – Everything you Need for Under $10

Front label of M. Chevallier Brut Cava from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: M. Chevallier Brut Cava, Spain ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) Trader Joe’s Organic Cold Pressed Orange Juice ($1.99, California)   We’ll keep this short, since you’re undoubtedly busy even in the build up to this quieter and smaller Christmas holiday season.  But maybe you have discovered that being forced to shrink your holiday “footprint” brings … Read moreYour Holiday Mimosa Kit from Trader Joe’s – Everything you Need for Under $10

Costco’s Wine Advent Calendar Comes but Once a Year, Go!

End aisle display of Costco's 2020 Wine Advent Calendar which includes 24 half bottles of wine

Fast Facts: 2020 Edition Costco Wine Advent Calendar  ($97.99@Costco in California – Item #1480467)     So I was all set to pull the trigger on this week’s featured wine.  Before I could, I had to run to Costco to look for some fresh fish for dinner.  (Of course, I had to buy over three … Read moreCostco’s Wine Advent Calendar Comes but Once a Year, Go!

A Trader Joe’s Sparkler for Just $5.99! Wine Not?

Front label of M. Chevallier Cava from Trader Joe's

Fast facts:  M. Chevallier Brut Cava, Spain $5.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California)   Recently, in an effort to build business over Mother’s Day during quarantine, a local restaurant here was offering a “free bottle of Champagne” with their to-go dinners. A little research lead us to discover that, in fact, it was a bottle of California … Read moreA Trader Joe’s Sparkler for Just $5.99! Wine Not?

Three Options for High QPR Holiday Bubbly from TJs and Costco

NV Trader Joe's Reserve Brut Rose´ North Coast, California

Fast Facts: Trader Joe’s Reserve Brut Rose´ North Coast, California ($9.99@Trader Joe’s, California) Kirkland Champagne Brut Champagne, France ($19.99 @Costco, California) Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore NV, Veneto, Italy ($6.99 @Costco, California)   We’re publishing early this holiday week, so as to get this “in your hands” before you head out for any last minute … Read moreThree Options for High QPR Holiday Bubbly from TJs and Costco

Red – yes, RED – Delicious & Refreshing Italian Sparkling Wine @ Costco!

Bottle of sparkling wine and two glasses of said wine.

Fast facts: NV Venturini Bladini Quaranta Lambrusco Spumante Rosso, Reggiano, Italy – Product #1362619) $11.99 @ Costco, California. Happy August and thanks for following us and letting us know you are enjoying these weekly posts.  I am excited about this week’s wine find from Costco, and happy to be sharing this with you. Many wine … Read moreRed – yes, RED – Delicious & Refreshing Italian Sparkling Wine @ Costco!