Fast facts: 2018 Las Margas Garnacha, Cariñena, Spain ($12.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Garnacha is the Spanish (and therefore original) name for the grape known in France and elsewhere (like California) as Grenache. There was a time when it was the dominant grape in Spain. Now, despite ripping up almost half of its Garnacha vineyards, … Read moreA Summer Weight Spanish Garnacha from Trader Joe’s
Fast facts: 2019 Oxte The Silence, Red Wine Blend, Cariñena, Spain ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Let’s start with the most important part: this is an remarkably polished and elegant wine, especially considering its price. It is comprised of 40% Tempranillo, 25% Syrah, 25% Garnacha (aka Grenache) and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A good summer-weight food wine, … Read moreTrader Joe’s has a red for your white and blue – just $5.99!
Fast facts: 2011 Vega Del Origon Gran Reserva, Terra Alta, Catalunya, Spain ($5.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California) For months, this wine was a bit of a unicorn. I had read glowing reviews about it from others that also follow the wines of Trader Joe’s. Problem was, I couldn’t find it at any of the half … Read moreA $5.99 Unicorn Wine from Trader Joe’s
Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wines: 2018 La Granja 360 Tempranillo/Garnacha, Cariñena, Spain ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) 2015 Bridlewood Estate Winery Blend 175, Central Coast, California ($9.99 @Costco in California – Item #576530) Every chance I get, I deviate from my regular Costco and Trader Joe’s stores. This month both selections are from … Read moreTwo New Red Wine Finds and a TBT Pinot to Seek Out at Costco
Fast Facts: 2018 La Sonriente Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) 2016 Beringer, The Waymaker, Red Wine, Paso Robles, CA ($10.99 @Costco in California – Item #1060501) Happy new year to our readers and high QPR* wine enthusiasts! It’s winter (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere) and in this first post … Read moreKick Off 2020 with Luscious Red Wines from Trader Joe’s and Costco
Both of these wines from Trader Joe’s are Spanish reds, but are stylistically quite different. Fast facts: 2016 Satis Dei, Syrah-Garnacha, Terra Alta, Spain ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2014 Condado de Oriza, Reserva Ribera del Duero ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Are you tired of me pointing out how good the wine values coming out of … Read moreA TJs Excursion to Spain – both red, delicious, and under $10!