The Michael David Winery Petite Petit, a full-bodied hedonistic pleasure available at Costco. BULK BUY!The Michael David Winery … [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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Food-friendly, flexible and fun to drink, the Hess Select North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon.79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah, … [Read more...]
For just $10, the Painted Passage GSM is an easy choice from Trader Joe's.52% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 18% Mourvedre from Sonoma … [Read more...]
An organic red blend find from Trader Joe's, the Owl's Lair Mendocino County Red Wine by DNA Vineyards.A blend of organically grown … [Read more...]
The Soraie Veneto Cecilia Beretta, a very nice example of a wine made using the appassimento method, at a bargain basement price thanks to … [Read more...]
Only serious wine drinkers need apply.40% Shiraz, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Pinotage from Durbanville, Western Cape, South … [Read more...]