Fast Facts: 2022 Pinot Noir, Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Lot #124, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($12.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) Thirsty Thursday has rolled around again, and it is time for another Wine of the Week (WoW!). Let’s get started… In a post a few weeks ago, we were railing about how mediocre most Pinot … Read moreA Whole Lotta Pinot for $12.99 – Introducing TJ’s Lotta #124
Fast facts: 2020 Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($12.99 @ Costco, California – Item #975274) No, that subject line is not a recently-spied vanity license plate on the highways here in SoCal. It is short hand for this week’s featured wine from the PNW. (Shorthand for the Pacific Northwest, aka the “other” west … Read more2020 KS WV PN
Fast facts: 2018 King Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon $9.99* (@Costco, California, Item# 232249) 2018 Martin Ray Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California $14.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 803486) *net price after $5 in store discount Peter Piper picked a pair of Pinots… Were you thinking when you read the headline that we were going … Read moreCostco Has Two Perfect Pinots for Your Holiday Table
Fast facts: 2018 Petiole Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2019 Riddle Chardonnay, Edna Valley, California ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) When you ask people for their favorite wine pairing for the traditional Thanksgiving meal, two wines seem to top the list: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The former almost falls into … Read moreBargain Wines for your Thanksgiving Table – from Trader Joe’s
Fast facts: 2018 King Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon $9.99*(@Costco, California, Item# 232249) 2016 Columbia Crest H3 Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington $6.99*(@Costco, California, Item# 661918) *net prices after $5 (King Estate) and $2 (Columbia Crest) discounts at register. Happy Thirsty Thursday! For all the many negatives about 2020 and the Covid Era, … Read moreA Perfect Wine Pair from the Pacific Northwest – Both Under $10 at Costco!
Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wines: 2016 Trader Joe’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Lot #189, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2017 Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon ($14.99 @Costco, California – Item #975274) You’d be forgiven for thinking that virtually all of the wine produced in the United States … Read moreA Wine Excursion to the Pacific NW
Fast facts: 2017 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($11.99 @Costco; California – Item #: 216898) Don’t look now but the Thanksgiving holiday is coming up fast here in the States. Just in time, we have you covered. This Oregon Pinot Gris would be a perfect pairing for traditional holiday fare. Fun Facts! Pinot … Read moreCostco Has the Right White for your Thanksgiving Feast
Fast facts: VINTJS Willamette Valley Oregon 2017 Pinot Noir ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s; California) That photo up there is not a great shot of the label, but I do like how well it captured how the wine looks in the glass, and that light, clear and vibrant pale ruby color tells you a lot about what … Read moreFrench Lessons from a Trader Joe’s Pinot
Fast facts: 2017 Duck Pond Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley (Oregon) $9.99 (@Costco; California) Why yes, I am in fact riffing on the Jackson 5 tune there in the headline! In this case, I am also riffing on the acronym for “Anything But Chardonnay” as this grape variety, and this wine in particular, is a nice … Read moreABC, it’s easy as Pinot Gris!