Pontificis GSM 2012: Wine Wednesday Review

  Pontificis 2012  40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre Vin Pays d’Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Price: $6.99 This is the last wine from my Trader Joe’s haul. Parting is such sweet sorrow. GSM stands for Granache, Syrah, Mouvedre. This is a classic red wine blend—and one of my favorites. Pontificis did not disappoint. It is a deep… Continue reading Pontificis GSM 2012: Wine Wednesday Review

Drink: Wine Wednesday Review — Lacheteau Vouvray

Lacheteau Vouvray Chenin Blanc Loire Valley Price: $6.99 This is another wine from my Trader Joe’s haul. Vouvray is one of my go-to summer whites. The term refers to a small growing area in France’s Loire Valley. Vouvray wines are made primarily from the Chenin Blanc grape and can range from dry to sweet. Lacheteau Vouvray is… Continue reading Drink: Wine Wednesday Review — Lacheteau Vouvray

Drink: Wine Wednesday Review — The Original Dark Horse Big Red Blend

The Original Dark Horse Big Red Blend Malbec, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Merlot Price: $7.99 One great thing about visiting Virginia is that the Trader Joe’s grocery stores sell beer and wine. So I make a point to make a wine run on my way back any time I visit. For those of you that are… Continue reading Drink: Wine Wednesday Review — The Original Dark Horse Big Red Blend

Drink: 2008 Bogle Phantom

2008 Bogle Phantom Zinfandel 51% – Petite Sirah 47% – Mourvèdre 2% California Price: $15.99 The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw Bogle Phantom at Trader Joe’s was my high school mascot, the Phoebus Phantom. Then I read the label. I knew this was gonna be good. I was right. The… Continue reading Drink: 2008 Bogle Phantom

Trader Joe’s 2011 Vintage Ale

Trader Joe’s  2011 Vintage Ale Price: $4.99 I picked this up on a recent trip to Virginia. I was instantly interested when I saw that this beer was brewed by Unibroue. I love Unibroue’s beers, especially La Fin du Monde. The $4.99 price tag didn’t hurt either. The beer is the color of cola with… Continue reading Trader Joe’s 2011 Vintage Ale

Drink: Epicuro Aglianico Del Beneventano 2009

Epicuro Aglianico Del Beneventano Campania, Italy Price: $5.99 I picked up this inexpensive bottle of wine at Trader Joe’s in Newport News, VA. The description on the label and the low price point convinced me to give it a try. I was not disappointed. The nose gave the bouquet of toast, leather, and ripe cherries.… Continue reading Drink: Epicuro Aglianico Del Beneventano 2009