New Kirkland Signature Release is a Delightful Mash Up of Old and New Worlds

Bin of bottles of Kirkland Signature 2014 Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva

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

Trader Joe’s has a red for your white and blue – just $5.99!

Front label of Oxte The Silence red wine blend from Trader Joe's, via Spain

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!

Two New Red Wine Finds and a TBT Pinot to Seek Out at Costco

Bottle and glass of La Granja Red Blend from Trader Joes and Bridlewood red blend from Costco

Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wines: 2018 La Granja 360 Tempranillo/Garnacha, Cariñena, Spain ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) 2015 Bridlewood Estate Winery Blend 175, Central Coast, California ($9.99 @Costco in California – Item #576530)   Every chance I get, I deviate from my regular Costco and Trader Joe’s stores.  This month both selections are from … Read moreTwo New Red Wine Finds and a TBT Pinot to Seek Out at Costco

Red, White and You. Two New Wine finds from Traders and Costco.

Front label of Wente Vineyards 2018 Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay

Fast Facts: 2018 Wente Vineyards, Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterery, California ($11.99 @Costco in California – Item #31124) 2016 Vallobera Crianza, Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain  ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s in California)   In the wine trade, much emphasis is put on whether a wine is from the “current vintage”.   Basically, this refers to the vintage … Read moreRed, White and You. Two New Wine finds from Traders and Costco.

Your Costco Wine Shopping List is Here!

Display of Precision Napa Cabernet in Costco store.

  Here’s a Fast Friday update for two wines to look for if you find yourself at Costco this weekend. Fast facts: 2016 Peñamonte, Toro, Castilla y Leon, Spain   ($7.99 @Costco; California, Product #: 1353948) 2017 Precision Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California ($12.99@Costco; California, Product #: 1359634) Note the 90 point shout out … Read moreYour Costco Wine Shopping List is Here!

A TJs Excursion to Spain – both red, delicious, and under $10!

Both of these wines from Trader Joe’s are Spanish reds, but are stylistically quite different. Fast facts: 2016 Satis Dei, Syrah-Garnacha, Terra Alta, Spain ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2014 Condado de Oriza, Reserva Ribera del Duero ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) Are you tired of me pointing out how good the wine values coming out of … Read moreA TJs Excursion to Spain – both red, delicious, and under $10!

At $6.99 Costco Makes it Easy to Get to Know Rioja

Bottle of 2014 Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva, Spain

“Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva is an elegant wine made from 100% Tempranillo grapes grown in the region of Rioja.  Aged 36 months in oak barrels prior to release, this ruby-colored wine has intense, spicy aromas with a hint of licorice.  Vanilla flavors on the palate leave a pleasant lingering, well-balanced finish.” 

Go. Find. This. Now. $7.99 @ Trader Joe’s

Glass and bottle of 2013 Puerta de Plata from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2013 Puerta de Plata, Catalunya, Spain ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s; California) More often than not, Saturday and Sunday are my wine exploring days at Costco and Trader Joe’s.  It’s probably the same for most of you. If you are a long time follower of this blog you may have noticed that our regular schedule … Read moreGo. Find. This. Now. $7.99 @ Trader Joe’s

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

Two Insanely Good Spanish Wine Deals at Trader Joes

2016 La Granja 360 Verdejo Viura & 2017 La Granja 360 Tempranillo

Fast facts: 2016 La Granja 360 Verdejo Viura $3.49 (@Trader Joe’s; California) 2017 La Granja 360 Tempranillo $3.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) I am not going to wax all poetic about these two Spanish bottlings from TJs. These are simple, but solid, wines. Both are fresh, bright, tasty and incredible values for your wine dollar. They … Read moreTwo Insanely Good Spanish Wine Deals at Trader Joes