93 Points for $11.99 Makes it a Good Time Get to Know Monastrell

Glass and bottle of Juan Gil 2018 Monastrell from Costco

Fast facts: 2018 Juan Gil Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain ($11.99 @ Costco, California – Item #967359)   There is a lot to like about this wine. For starters, it is made of 100% Certified Organic Monastrell (Mourvèdre) grapes. Then there is the 93 point rating bestowed by none other than Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. All this … Read more93 Points for $11.99 Makes it a Good Time Get to Know Monastrell

An Incredible $8.99 Red Wine Value from Costco – 93 Points!

Glass and bottle of Campo Arriba 2014 red wine from Costco

Fast Facts: 2014 Campo Arriba, Yecla, Spain ($8.99 @Costco in California – Item #1104416)   One of our unofficial slogans here is: “we taste a lot of inferior wines so our readers don’t have to.”   A few words about frogs, and princes… Because we are especially excited when we find great values under $10, we … Read moreAn Incredible $8.99 Red Wine Value from Costco – 93 Points!

A Tasty $4.99 Red Wine from Trader Joe’s – and a Handy Sangria Hack from Us.

Front label of Las Resas 2017 Monastrell from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2017 Las Resas Monastrell, Bullas, Spain  ($4.99@Trader Joe’s,  California) Summer is a good time to talk about serving temperatures for wine.  Especially since if you’re like me, reds at room temperature don’t cut it when it’s hot outside. In my house, we use the refrigerator for white wines and a dedicated wine fridge … Read moreA Tasty $4.99 Red Wine from Trader Joe’s – and a Handy Sangria Hack from Us.

Real Deal Spanish Steal @ Costco

2015 Tarima Hill Monastrell, Alicante, Spain

Fast facts: 2015 Tarima Hill Monastrell, Alicante, Spain $11.69 (@Costco; California)   In last week’s post, I confessed my love for the Monastrell grape when reviewing a $6.99 Spanish wine from Trader Joes.  You can find the review here: https://wp.me/p9ygim-6N This is a very different, superior rendition of a Spanish Monastrell, which is also known as … Read moreReal Deal Spanish Steal @ Costco

Two vegan, organic super Spanish values from Trader Joe’s

2016 Albero Jumilia, Spain Monastrell & 2017 Albero, Spain Tempranillo

Fast facts: 2016 Albero Jumilia, Spain Monastrell ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2017 Albero, Spain Tempranillo ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) I am not sure what caught my eye first, the rather hideous labels, or the price.  Or maybe it was the fact that these Spanish red wines were labeled as vegan, organic and GMO free. Let’s … Read moreTwo vegan, organic super Spanish values from Trader Joe’s