Updated: Aug 10
Let's be real, we all love ourselves some TJ's wines! It may be one of my favorite grocery stores to pop in and see what I can find in any price range & I love that! Trader Joe's has been killing the grocery store competition in wine selections, & why do I think so? Because they bring inexpensive, unique wines of all regions and varietals to YOUR neighborhood.
They understand what it's like to make wine fun & approachable & I know we all love that!
Anyway, here are my Current 5 FAVORITE Trader Joe's wines of the Summer that you NEED to grab next time you are there!
Save this list so that next time you can be in & out of Traders with a bundle of wines you will LOVE & still not break your wine budget (;
# 1 & 1.5 French Fizz; Le Blanc & Le Rosé for $7
This sparkling wine & it's pink counterpart are f*cking awesome,
especially considering they are around the $7 price range. I HIGHLY recommend grabbing one of each and popping it open as soon as it is ice cold. A true porch pounder/party wine! Super approachable, drinkable and sunshine friendly!
P.S. This is a reusable bottle, so if you don't finish it, snap the lid back on & enjoy a little later, I was shocked at how long these bubbles lasted!
#2 McGregor South Africa "The Delicious Monster", for $5.99
This is one of the best buys you can get at TJ's for under $10! Such a crisp and refreshing wine to have in your fridge ready to be devoured on your porch! You definitely don't need to have food with this one, but if you are looking for a fun pairing, i'd suggest a cheese board, because we all know once you start drinking this one you won't want to stop!
#3 Bread and Butter Chardonnay, for $13
I know so many of you aren't the biggest fans of Chardonnay but this one is a WINNER! It can be really hard (at least for me) to find a chardonnay that I like that is less than $25 so I was super pumped when I tried this one. On a hot day, I suggest trying this one ice cold with frozen green grapes, yes, grapes on grapes (;
#4 Pasqua – Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore for $10
This is an earthy, dry wine with great old world characteristics. Fantastic for a Summer BBQ. Honestly most meals and foods will go great with this red. It is not sweet and doesn't linger much, making it super easy to drink! This is a great wine to bring with you to a friends house for dinner as it's old world vibes won't giveaway that you only spent $10 on it (;
#5 Grifone Primitivo for just $5, yes $5!
The Primitivo grape makes wines that are big, jammy, and rustic, with high-ish alcohol percentages, (this one is 13%). Historically they have chewy tannins, and a sweet finish! If you don't think you have ever had one of these, be sure to grab one next time you are at Trader Joes. This is an awesome summer wine because it is super easy to drink, yet still packs a punch! Be sure to have a snack with this one. My suggestion? Walk to the next isle & grab one of the best items at Trader Joes... Their BBQ Chicken Pizza. Boom.
That's all for now! Thank you so much Sam Somm Community. I am super happy & excited to share some of my favorites with you on here, I know it has been a while!
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Samantha Sommelier XOXO
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