Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Really HOT Trader Joe's Wine Tip

First, I apologize for not posting photos of the wines but with the need "improved" Google format, they say you can upload your photos from an Android phone or an iPhone.  I have an iPhone.  Google doesn't like iPhones so it's impossible (for a non-tech person like myself) to get an app that assists.

Anyway, the hot tip is for Earthstone Chardonnay for $3.99 a bottle!  This was originally bottled by Rodney Strong, yes, Rodney Strong for a TJ competitor but they're pricing didn't work and the program collapsed.  In comes TJ's to the rescue!  We bought it all.  It normally sells for $13 a bottle but you can get it starting today for $3.99 a bottle.  I went to our store and tasted it....bought a case!

By the way, it's only available to CA stores so sorry about the rest of the country and all my follower in Hungary.  Of course, in Hungary, they don't have a Trader Joe's, Maybe a Trader Jozsef...?

Tom da Wine Guy

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

HOT Trader Joe's Wine Tips

Hey readers!  I've been waiting for some really good wines at good prices and now there's three different ones that I'd suggest you try.

First, Trader Joe's  Reserve GSM, obviously a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvdre.  It has some real kick and texture.  The fruit comes through with a little bit of smoke.  At $9.99 a bottle, this wine is a real bargain  It's the Reserve with the white label.

Secondly, under the TJ's "Petit" Reserve label, check out the Semillon for $6.99 a bottle.  It's very good with a touch of grapefruit.  Nice with some shrimp or scallops.

Lastly, under the same "Petit" Reserve label, I found the Gewürztraminer to be quite a surprise.  I generally am not a big fan of sweet wines but this wine, although sweet, was refreshing and not cloyingly sweet.  Give it a try with some Thai cuisine.  We paired it with a stir-fry shrimp dish and it worked really well.  Also $6.99.

Get thee to your local Trader Joe's and try these recommended wines.

Tom Da Wine Guy

A man, fallen on hard times, sold his art collection but kept his wine cellar.  When asked why he kept his wine, he said, “A man can live without art, but not without culture.”  -Anonymous-