Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Buying Cheap Wine at Trader Joe's (or anywhere else)
How is it that Trader Joe's can offer such inexpensive prices on wines? Every week, i buy some of our weekday wines. I just love going there, looking around, and trying new wines. They offer some wonderful bargains and I've gotten some very good bottles of wine that sure taste like they should be more expensive than they are! Here are some great weekday wines (because over here, we have weekday wines and weekend wines!), each for a very budget-friendly price. You can also buy some of these wines at your local grocery or wine store. Santé!
The price is so right for this one, at $10 you can't go wrong. This easy-drinking wine should be a crowd-pleaser. There was a little dark cherry and blueberry hidden under the aromas of tobacco and chocolate. Ripe black and blue fruits on the nose and in the mouth, with a spicy nuance adding energy. Lush and gently sweet, with good finishing breadth and a touch of warmth. Famous with paella.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? It's in the New Zealand section, should be about $14 bucks. A stylish wine with good fruit intensity. Pale straw with touches of green in color. Unfolds with flavors of passion fruit, gooseberry and a subtle herbaceousness. This is surely one of my favorite cheap white wine. Love it for the happy hour as well as with some shrimps.
Another recommendation is the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Very delicious and a lovely $8. The aroma is fresh and vibrant with a base of rich tropical fruit but dominated especially when young, by fresh lime and lemongrass aromas as well as a fresh herb note. A good everyday wine. Perfect with Quiche!
The Villa Borghetti Valpolicella is a soft, pleasant wine. The villa borghetti valpolicella has been one of our everyday red since i discovered it almost a year ago and at just under $6, it's a great value. Ruby-red, with lovely fresh perfumes of currants, blackberry and wild cherries and hints of spices and vanilla. On the palate it is well balanced with a long, tasty finish. To drink with pasta marinara.
I like the Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone, found last week at TJ for $6.99. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and would have no problem breaking out more bottles for a nice dinner get-together. Juicy, supple and brimming with cherry and red plum notes, with just a hint of smoke and spice to round things out. Delicious! With Coq au Vin it's great!
This wine is great and at $5 you feel like it shouldn't be. I cannot believe this wine costs $5! This smooth, gently fruity, beautifully structured red wine is sippable, approachable, and simply yummy. If you like Syrah, you might be a fan of Nero d’Avola. The Archeo is highly drinkable and enjoyable. It’s an affordable every day wine! Salute! Drink it with Lasagna, Italian night!