Drinking Backwards this Thanksgiving

Fast facts: NV Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Port, Porto, Portugal ($22.99 @ Costco, California – Item #185916)   In past years, we have counted down the weeks to the big Thanksgiving holiday meal with a progression of wines culminating in a dessert wine.  This is what the Aussies refer to as “stickies” due to their … Read moreDrinking Backwards this Thanksgiving

A Tiny Porch Pounder from Trader Joe’s – with a tiny price.

Close up of the Espiral Vinho Verde label from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: Espiral Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal  ($4.49@Trader Joe’s,  California)     “Porch pounder” is a term used in the wine trade to refer to a wine that is easy drinking, relatively inexpensive, and simple.  I don’t mean “simple” as a derogatory term, but rather a wine that does not inspire deep thought, reflection and … Read moreA Tiny Porch Pounder from Trader Joe’s – with a tiny price.

One Last Item for Your TG Costco List

Bottle and glass of Kirkland Signature Tawny Port in front of a fireplace.

Fast facts: Kirkland Signature 10-Year Old Tawny Porto ($16.99 @Costco; California – Item # 787876)       We’re publishing early again this week so we can squeeze one last post out before “game day.” Over the last month, we have been recommending “table wines” that deserve consideration for your holiday spread. We’ve suggested white … Read moreOne Last Item for Your TG Costco List

Costco knocks it out of the park – again -with this $6.49 red wine gem

2013 Adega Vila Real Reserva, Douro, Portugal

Fast facts: 2013 Adega Vila Real Reserva, Douro, Portugal $6.49 (@Costco; California) First, just let me say that Costco has been on a roll lately.  I find that both Trader Joe’s and Costco tend to “run hot and cold” in the wine deals and steals department, but of late Costco has had some serious game when … Read moreCostco knocks it out of the park – again -with this $6.49 red wine gem