A Delicious Pair for Your Next BBQ – Each Just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Bottles and glasses of Roustabout Meritage and Alamos Malbec from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2019 Alamos Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2019 Roustabout Meritage, Paso Robles, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Daylight saving time – check! Spring arrives – check! Temperatures moderate – check! As North America thaws, our food and wine preferences change with the temperatures, which have crept well up into the 80s … Read moreA Delicious Pair for Your Next BBQ – Each Just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

All You Need is Love – a groovy Costco wine that is perfect for BBQ

Bin display of McClean Vineyards Love red wine blend at Costco

Fast Facts: 2019 McClean Vineyards, Love Red Blend, Paso Robles, California  ($11.49 @Costco in California – Item #1528847)   So I admit that it was the “packaging” that stopped me in my tracks for this wine. I am so shallow sometimes.  In lieu of a traditional paper label, this wine comes in a gorgeous silk-screened … Read moreAll You Need is Love – a groovy Costco wine that is perfect for BBQ

Two Malbecs from Up High, at Prices that are Costco Low

Bottle of Ben Marco 2018 Malbec (left)and Piatelli Vineyards 2019 Malbec. Both from Argentina and Costco.

Fast Facts: 2019 Piatelli Vineyards Reserve Malbec, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina ($9.89 @Costco in California – Item #1316321) 2018 Ben Marco Malbec, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina ($9.99* @Costco in California – Item #101580) *net price after $5 discount     Black Skins Matter There are basically three “colors” of wine grapes here on earth: white, grey … Read moreTwo Malbecs from Up High, at Prices that are Costco Low

Three from Costco for this Thirsty Thursday – All Way Under $10!

Three Thirsty Thursday bottles of featured wines from Costco - all under $10!

Fast facts: 2018 Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile $5.99* (@Costco, California, Item# 1154159) 2019 Kirkland Signature Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $6.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 1239144) 2019 Kirkland Signature Côtes du Rhône Villages, Rhône Valley, France  $6.99 (@Costco; California – Item #: 887774) *net price after $5 in store discount If you’re like us, … Read moreThree from Costco for this Thirsty Thursday – All Way Under $10!

A Pair Packing 90+ Scores from Trader Joe’s and Costco

Glasses and bottles of this week's two featured wines

Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wines: 2018 Charles & Charles Rosé, Columbia Valley, Washington State($6.99* @Costco in California – Item #579806) *net price after $2 .00 discount 2017 Trapiche Broquel Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($10.99 @Trader Joe’s in California)   As one of my favorite radio hosts said recently: “last week was quite a year!”  … Read moreA Pair Packing 90+ Scores from Trader Joe’s and Costco

2 Under 10, dollars that is

Bottle and glass of BenMarco Malbec from Costco

Two wines under $10. One is a French white blend from Trader Joe’s and the other an Argentinian Malbec from Costco.

A 94 Point World-Class Malbec from Argentina – and Costco

Bottle and front label of Tapiz 2017 Malbec

Maybe all you really need to know about this wine is on the label.  It’s a current vintage Malbec from the “right part” of Argentina, and James Suckling awarded it 94 points. Oh, and it’s just $13.79 at Costco. Ding, ding, ding! Fast facts: 2017 Tapiz Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina  ($13.79 @Costco; California – … Read moreA 94 Point World-Class Malbec from Argentina – and Costco

Trader Joe’s vs. Costco in a $6.99 Argentine Malbec Face Off

We pit two Malbecs against each other. One from Trader Joes, one from Costco. Both from Argentina, both just $6.99

  Fast facts: 2017 Amancay Winery, Reserva Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2017 Kirkland Signature Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina  ($6.99 @Costco,  California) Normally, we only review wines we like and are prepared to recommend you buy. But every now and them we find two wines that are begging to be compared – … Read moreTrader Joe’s vs. Costco in a $6.99 Argentine Malbec Face Off

Two red, hot wine deals from Costco

2017 Kirkland Signature Mendoza, Argentina Malbec & 2016 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley, Washingon State Cabernet Sauvignon

Fast facts: 2017 Kirkland Signature Mendoza, Argentina Malbec ($6.99 @Costco; California) 2016 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley, Washingon State Cabernet Sauvignon ($8.99@Costco; California) See that 91 prominently displayed on the foil of that Kirkland Signature (KS) Malbec?  That was awarded by the esteemed James Suckling.  I am not a slave to others reviews and point systems, … Read moreTwo red, hot wine deals from Costco

$5.99 Red Alert for Trader Joe’s Wine Shoppers

Jebediah Drinkwell's Meritage NV

Fast facts: Jebediah Drinkwell’s Meritage NV ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) I have to admit that I had pretty low expectations for this wine based solely on its price point of $5.99.  So it languished in my wine cellar for weeks. Maybe that was a good thing.  You see, when wine is jostled (during the processes … Read more$5.99 Red Alert for Trader Joe’s Wine Shoppers