Costco Has Two Perfect Pinots for Your Holiday Table

Bottle and glass of King Estate 2018 Pinot Gris (left) and Martin Ray 2018 Pinot Noir

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

Bargain Wines for your Thanksgiving Table – from Trader Joe’s

Bottle of 2019 Petiole Pinot Noir and 2018 Riddle Chardonnay from Trader Joe's

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

A Perfect Wine Pair from the Pacific Northwest – Both Under $10 at Costco!

Bottle and glass of King Estate Pinot Gris 2018 and Columbia Crest 2016b Red Blend, both from Costco

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!

A Wine Excursion to the Pacific NW

Bottles and glasses of Washington state Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Costco Has the Right White for your Thanksgiving Feast

Bottle and glass of Ponzi Pinot Gris

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

French Lessons from a Trader Joe’s Pinot

2017 VINTJS Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon

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

ABC, it’s easy as Pinot Gris!

2017 Duck Pond Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

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!