Friday, April 23, 2010

Brunello: A Very Hot Tipe

I normally try to keep hot wine tips at Trader Joes at about the $10 price point but I have one that must be shared.  A 2003 Brunello Di Montalcino for $19.99.  The label is Bonacchi and if you look for it on-line, you'll find that it retails for $80 a bottle! 

It's an awesome wine with lots of red fruit and berries but with a little more body than your typical Sangiovese.  This wine has some ooomph.  Last year at TJ's we had two other Brunellos, each at over $50 a bottle, but this Bonacchi is better than either of those. 

At our store, people are coming in and buying it by the case so you had better hurry before everyone else gets your fair share.

Good luck,

Tom da Wine Guy

Monday, April 12, 2010

More Hot Trader Joe Wine Tips

Check out the Rabbit Ridge Rhone blend.  It's a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre and at $4.99 a bottle, it's the biggest heist you'll ever find!!  It's soft tannins and medium bodied, fruit-forward palette, completely blow me away.  It's one of the best $4.99 wines I've ever had.

The Canard Petit Sirah is a big, bold, and intense wine with heavy tannins and dark cherry and plum that is an awesome wine to pair with your big, juicy steaks.  Again, at $9.99 a bottle, you won't believe what you're getting for the price.

Run, don't walk to your local TJ's for these two!

As always, Tom da Wine Guy.