Rage Against Suburban Zombie-ism
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Trader Joe's Wine Reviews
I thought that I had hit the "Cheap Wine Jackpot" when I heard about the prices of spirits at Trader Joe's. So on a recent trip to NYC, TJ was definitely on my to-do list!
Two-Buck Chuck would NEVER happen up in these parts! Just to give you an idea, $10 would be considered "cheap" wine in Ontario, with bottles of $15-20 being an average price.
After some online research, I made a shortlist of wines that were raved about and here are a couple that I actually ended up buying with my review...
Ick, blech, and vinegar were my initial impressions of this Italian "wine". I know that wines are subjective, but I really find it hard to believe that ANYONE with tastebuds would recommend this sharp blend of CabSav/Merlot/Montepulciano.
Instead of listening to reviews, I should've just looked at the label, recognised it as a blend, and placed the bottle back on the shelf!
I don't speak Italian, but I believe trentatre = 33, but it's 33 shades of gross! Would not even drink if I were underaged and this was the only thing 'round. I was forcing myself to finish the bottle, but I ended up making a mulled wine, much better, with the last 1/4 of the bottle.
Btw, I surveyed my FB friends and mulled wine was the best option for what to do with bad red wine!
Ok, yes, it's really girly, but hey, I'm a girl. And it's also $6/bottle, so how could I go wrong?? I actually purposely chose the pink moscato over the regular 'cause I knew that it would be sweeter. Moscatos are usually sweeter anyway, but I was gonna be sharing it with people who prefer sweeter, the better, so pink it was!
I opened it for NYE and it was totally worth the $6. Would definitely buy this Californian moscato again - special occasion or not!
Stay tuned for 2 more reviews of wines that I need to start drinkin' ;)...
posted by Stephania at 8:06 pm
Comments: Post a Comment
Dictionary.com - USE IT!
Internet Movie Db
A Socialite's Life
Email me! - pls include email address if you want a response!
Your FAV Blog