Trader Joe’s Makes Your TG Dessert Wine Choice as Easy as..Pie!

Trader Joe's store display for Porto Morgado, 10 Years Old Tawny Port

Fast facts: Porto Morgado, 10 Years Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal ($10.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)   Hard to believe (at least to me) that this is our final post in advance of the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday.  Some of you may still find yourself at your local Trader Joe’s as part of your preparations for your … Read moreTrader Joe’s Makes Your TG Dessert Wine Choice as Easy as..Pie!

A $7.99 Mouthful of Red Wine Goodness – Perfect for Late Summer Grilling!

Bottle and glass of the 2019 Casa Ermelinda Freitas Vinhas da Fonte Peninsula de Setubal from Portugal

Fast facts: 2019 Casa Ermelinda Freitas Vinhas da Fonte Reserva, Peninsula de Setúbal, Portugal  ($7.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California)   Anyone who has spent much time in the European Union in the past several decades can appreciate the vastly improved infrastructure of member countries. But beyond the the more conspicuous investment in bridges, tunnels and … Read moreA $7.99 Mouthful of Red Wine Goodness – Perfect for Late Summer Grilling!

A Cool Trader Joe’s “Porch Pounder” with a Tiny Price

Trader Joe's store display of Espiral Vinho Verde

Fast facts: Espiral Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal  ($4.49@Trader Joe’s,  California)     “Porch pounder” is a term used in the wine trade to refer to a wine that is easy drinking, relatively inexpensive, and simple.  I don’t mean “simple” as a derogatory term, but rather a wine that does not inspire deep thought, reflection and … Read moreA Cool Trader Joe’s “Porch Pounder” with a Tiny Price

Drinking Backwards this Thanksgiving

Fast facts: NV Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Port, Porto, Portugal ($22.99 @ Costco, California – Item #185916)   In past years, we have counted down the weeks to the big Thanksgiving holiday meal with a progression of wines culminating in a dessert wine.  This is what the Aussies refer to as “stickies” due to their … Read moreDrinking Backwards this Thanksgiving

Celebrate the Arrival of DST with Two Springy Wines from Costco – both under $10!

Bottles and glasses of 2019 Sacrata Alvarinho and 2020 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, both from Costco

Fast Facts: 2019 Sacrata Alvarinho, Minho, Portugal ($8.99 @Costco in California – Item #1535819) 2020 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand  ($6.99* @Costco in California – Item #343916) *net price after $2 discount After months of days that were literally and figuratively dark, we have arrived on the doorstep of Daylight Saving Time (DST) and … Read moreCelebrate the Arrival of DST with Two Springy Wines from Costco – both under $10!

Trader Joe’s Makes Your TG Dessert Wine as Easy as, well, Pie!

Shelf display of Porto Morgado Tawny Port at Trader Joe's showing $10.99 price

Fast facts: Porto Morgado, 10 Years Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal ($10.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) We are publishing a early since this week Thirsty Thursday falls on the Thanksgiving holiday, and some of you may still find yourself at your local Trader Joe’s as part of your preparations for your celebration. If not, this would … Read moreTrader Joe’s Makes Your TG Dessert Wine as Easy as, well, Pie!

A Tiny Porch Pounder from Trader Joe’s – with a tiny price.

Close up of the Espiral Vinho Verde label from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: Espiral Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal  ($4.49@Trader Joe’s,  California)     “Porch pounder” is a term used in the wine trade to refer to a wine that is easy drinking, relatively inexpensive, and simple.  I don’t mean “simple” as a derogatory term, but rather a wine that does not inspire deep thought, reflection and … Read moreA Tiny Porch Pounder from Trader Joe’s – with a tiny price.

One Last Item for Your TG Costco List

Bottle and glass of Kirkland Signature Tawny Port in front of a fireplace.

Fast facts: Kirkland Signature 10-Year Old Tawny Porto ($16.99 @Costco; California – Item # 787876)       We’re publishing early again this week so we can squeeze one last post out before “game day.” Over the last month, we have been recommending “table wines” that deserve consideration for your holiday spread. We’ve suggested white … Read moreOne Last Item for Your TG Costco List