Fast facts: 2018 Sanborn Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2018 Buena Vista Chardonnay, Los Carneros, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) Stop the presses… In the most recent posts, we have been swapping high fives about how darn good the market for fine wines in California is right now due to Covid. … Read moreTwo Great Under $10 Chards from TJs – and a warning…
Fast facts: 2015 Sanford Flor de Campo Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, California $7.99* (@Costco, California, Item# 767331) 2017 Domaines de Carmignan Rouge, Côtes du Rhône, France $6.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 1353178) *net price after $12 (!) discount at register. Happy Thirsty Thursday! As I have opined here before, for all the many negatives about … Read moreTwo 90 Point Red Wines from Costco – both under $10. Nice!
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.
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: 2018 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley, Washington ($7.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California) I often get asked: “how do you decide which wines get reviewed in your weekly post?” In the midst of all the chaos of the past several weeks, the answer has, shall we say, mutated some. Here are the … Read moreA wine to pair with an epidemic? Trader Joe’s has that too!