Literally Super – a Tuscan Red Blend from Costco

Bottle and glass of Kirkland Signature 2018 Toscana in front of a fire. $14.99 at Costco.

Fast facts: 2018 Kirkland Signature Toscana IGT, Italy ($14.99 @ Costco, California – Item #1181768)   Wine runs deep in Tuscany, aka, Toscana. Like the art of the Renaissance, it is tightly woven into the cultural identity of this central Italian region. Agriculture forms the roots of the Tuscan lifestyle, and “the big three” – … Read moreLiterally Super – a Tuscan Red Blend from Costco

Two Great Italian Wine Values from Trader Joe’s and Costco – Both Under $10

Front label of 2013 Casone Toscana

Fast Facts: 2013 Poggio al Casone, Toscana, Italy ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) N.V. Castello del Poggio Moscato, Veneto, Italy ($7.99 @Costco in California – Item #450887) Both of our featured wines this week hail from Italy.  Although, as the private jet flies, the two regions aren’t all that far apart, these two wines are … Read moreTwo Great Italian Wine Values from Trader Joe’s and Costco – Both Under $10

Kirkland Signature Toscana – a “Super” Costco Value at $13.99

Bottle and glass of Kirkland Signature Toscana.

This estate bottled super Tuscan from Costco is priced at just $13.99 – making the Kirkland Signature Toscana a super value! Fast facts: 2016 Kirkland Signature Toscana IGT, Italy ($13.99 @Costco; California – Product #1181768)   Tuscany is arguably the most important region in central Italy, where it is known as Toscana. Kirkland Signature Toscana … Read moreKirkland Signature Toscana – a “Super” Costco Value at $13.99

We Compare Two 2015 Chiantis from Costco – Winner Take All!

Comparing two 2015 Chiantis from Costco

We put two Costco Chiantis – both from the 2015 vintage – to the test to see which one is the better wine. Fast facts: 2015 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva  ($8.49 @Costco; California) 2015 Castello di Albola Chianti Classico ($10.99@Costco; California) On a recent excursion to my local Costco, I was pleasantly surprised to … Read moreWe Compare Two 2015 Chiantis from Costco – Winner Take All!

Transport Yourself to Italy for Under $10 and Save Thousand$ – Thanks Trader Joe’s!

2014 Fior di Vino Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy & 2017 Villa Cerrina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Remarkably good, remarkably cheap, and a perfect pairing with weeknight fare. Fast facts: 2014 Fior di Vino Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy ($6.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2017 Villa Cerrina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ($4.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) Perhaps not surprisingly, we taste a lot of different wines in our house.  And every now and then we like one … Read moreTransport Yourself to Italy for Under $10 and Save Thousand$ – Thanks Trader Joe’s!

Two Costco Italian Wines for Pizza and Pasta Pairing

2014 Monte Antico Rosso & 2015 Basilica Cafaggio Chianti Classico

Fast facts: 2014 Monte Antico Rosso  ($8.89 @Costco; California) 2015 Basilica Cafaggio Chianti Classico ($9.79@Costco; California) Ever been asked: “if you had to choose one cuisine to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?”  When I am asked, I don’t hesitate in proclaiming that my choice would be Italian food. … Read moreTwo Costco Italian Wines for Pizza and Pasta Pairing