$5.99 at Trader Joe's (Pictured: 2008 Trentatre Rosso Ratings Champion)From the bottle: This unique wine comes from the Apulia Region … [Read more...]
Best Wines at Trader Joe's - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks
Trader Joe's is renowned for their selection of cheap, private label wines. Unfortunately, much of it is just plain bad. There are; however, gems to be found in this sea of cheap wine and we unveil our absolute favorite picks in this giant list of the best wines at Trader Joe's. Read on for our Complete Guide to Trader Joe's wine.
From Chianti and a basic Cotes du Rhone to even Barolo, Amarone and Napa Valley Cabernet TJ's offers a little bit of everything often at prices that boggle the mind. If you've been wondering if some of those wines can possibly be good, you've come to the right place because we've tasted just about all of them. (We've also dumped a heck of a lot of them down the drain!)
The wines reviewed here are mostly private label ones, simply because these offer the best value. Cutting out the middle man with private labels is TJ's strength, both in terms of wine and their grocery products. Because the wine names don’t always include "Trader Joe's" look for the "Trader Joe's Exclusive" sign on the shelves to identify these. The reason this is important is simply that the mass market wines sold at TJ's are usually not priced very competitively and many are just there to make the private label wines seem like a better deal. (The folks at TJ's are master marketers, pulling just about every trick in the book.)
To make sure you always get your money's worth, keep reading for our picks as the best wines at Trader Joe's!
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80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera from Italy. Available for $5.99 at Trader Joe's.From the bottle: A blend of Negroamaro 80% and … [Read more...]
It's a wonderful time in history to be a consumer of wine. Case in point: The 2009 Trader Joe's Tempranillo Petit Reserve is a wine I … [Read more...]
Cool label, great story, but how's the wine?Only $4.99 at Trader Joe's. 50% Zinfandel, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignane.From the bottle: Oh … [Read more...]
[Note 3/12/2011: Do not confuse the 2008 Trentatre Rosso with the 2009 that is on Trader Joe's shelves now. Read the 2009 … [Read more...]
From Trader Joe's comes this Syrah for just $5.99. Sometimes a $5.99 wine tastes like a $5.99 wine, and sometimes it tastes even worse than … [Read more...]