Fast Facts: 2015 Trader Joe’s Gran Reserva Rioja Lot #120, Rioja, Spain ($12.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) A few months back, our Wine of the Week (hereinafter, WoW!) was a Crianza Rioja, also from Trader Joe’s. You have no doubt memorized that review, in case of a pop quiz. But in case your memory is … Read moreThere’s Something New and Exciting in the Spanish Wine Section at Trader Joe’s
Fast Facts: 2014 Kirkland Signature Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero, Spain ($13.99 @Costco in California – Item #1169328) The nice thing about featuring Kirkland Signature wines here is that they are distributed nationally within the chain. Branded wines that we choose to feature on this blog can be hit or miss depending on where you … Read moreNew Kirkland Signature Release is a Delightful Mash Up of Old and New Worlds
The Aresti 2016 Gran Reserva ($12.99 at Costco) is what we refer to in the wine business as a “big red wine.” Yeah, it’s a technical term… Fast facts: 2016 Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva Red Blend, Curicó Valley, Chile ($12.99 @Costco; California – Costco Item #: 1314386) Unlike past visits, my most recent wine spelunking expedition to … Read moreA big, bold red wine from Chile – and Costco!