- 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)
These wines were really popular when we first reviewed them in May of last year. And they sold out pretty fast. Now they are back, earlier in the year, and even though the vintage has not changed, we are suggesting now is a good time to stock up. Before you know it, we’ll be sipping these in the heat of the day poolside, lakeside or on the deck of a boat.
These two wines were like third grade me when sides were being chosen for dodge ball. They screamed: “pick me, pick me, pick me!” And I have to say, it was the marketer in me responding to the extremely clever packaging this producer employed to make these wines stand out. I was hoping that the wines would live up to the promise of the package. We are pleased to report that both do.
These are not going to rock your wine drinking self to the core. But they are going to help see you through a long hot summer, trust me on this. At just 10.5% alcohol, you can sip responsibly, all afternoon long. And if you don’t manage to finish a bottle, they come with a handy little swing top closure (to be deployed once you crack the beer-like bottle cap) that will help keep the bubbles fresh until you circle back to finish the bottle.
We are going to eschew our usual poetic tasting notes on these two wines. Don’t believe me?
All you really need to know is that they are deliciously refreshing, young and sans any detectable flaws. They are not too sweet, not too dry. At $6.99 a bottle – still – what is not to like?!
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If your search for this wine lands you in Trader Joe’s, take along our handy Lucky 13 list of TJ’s wine here.
And if your wine shopping excursions land you in Costco, prepare by grazing our most recent reviews of Costco wines here in our Lucky 13 list.