Fast facts: 2021 McGregor Winery, The Delicious Monster, South Africa ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Here is a fun fact that you might not know: in South Africa, the varietal Chenin Blanc is often called Steen. It is synonymous for Chenin Blanc. Impress your friends! I bring this up because the Delicious Monster is a … Read moreIs Trader Joe’s Delicious Monster All That?
Fast facts: 2019 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurtztraminer, Columbia Valley, Washington ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2020 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier, Napa, California ($11.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Trader Joe’s has a pair of perfect Thanksgiving white wines. Neither will break the bank and both are delicious. For starters, let’s address the qualifier in the … Read moreTJs has a Perfect Pair of White Wines to Pair with Traditional Thanksgiving Fare
Fast facts: 2020 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier (California) $11.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) I have to admit that the first time I encountered this wine in the wilds of the Trader Joe’s wine section, I was puzzled. I knew Pine Ridge well, but exclusively as a producer of fine and expensive ($65 to … Read moreTJs Delivers Spring in a Wine Bottle
Vouvray is an important appellation in the Touraine district of the Loire Valley. Fast facts: 2017 Vignobles Lacheteau, Vouvray, France $7.99 (@Trader Joe’s, California) Vouvray is an important appellation in the Touraine district of the Loire Valley. What makes it especially unique is that virtually all of its wines are made from a single white wine … Read moreVive la différence – a white wine from the wild side of Trader Joe’s
Fast facts: 2017 Mbali Chenin Blanc/Viognier (South Africa) $4.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) 2016 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier (California) $10.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) Rodney Dangerfield made a career out of the line “I don’t get no respect.” The double negative notwithstanding, he could have been talking about the white grape Chenin Blanc. In her … Read moreCB+V = Delicious