Most Expensive Broken Bottle of Wine or One More Reason To Drink Your Wine As Soon As You Get Home

By | General, Red | No Comments

redwineglassAlright, it’s not exactly related to the “grocery” part of this site but we came across a one sentence reference to this incident, became intrigued and did a little research.  Here’s the story:
In 1989, a New York wine merchant was asked to sell an extremely rare and sought after wine on consignment.  The asking price?  $519,750!  The wine, a 1787 Chateau Margaux, a bottling which would be in demand by collectors in any circumstance, had additional value due to a set of initials engraved in the glass. Read More

Review: La Crema Chardonnay – Buy It!

By | Chardonnay, White, Winners, Winners and Losers | 2 Comments

LaCrema The La Crema Chardonnay is part of the problem.  Here’s the funny thing, if you asked us if we prefer reds or whites we’d say “reds” without hesitation.  But as I look at which wines we’re reviewing the white’s section is definitely filling out much more quickly than the reds.  Awesome California Chardonnay like La Crema take a good chunk of the blame.  With a price just under Read More

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Poll: Does Popular = Good?

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questionAre the most popular wines at a store likely to be “good”?  While doing some research for the blog I ended up spending 40 minutes talking with the guy who runs the wine department at the supermarket (Vons).  He walked me through the shelves and pointed out all the wines which he had to restock frequently.  So here’s the question are popular wines likely to be good?

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Top 5 Grocery Wines for the Week

By | Champagne/Sparkling, Chardonnay, Red, Sauvignon Blanc, White, Winners, Winners and Losers, Zinfandel | No Comments

It’s Friday and what better way to celebrate than by swinging by the grocery store on your way home and picking up a bottle or five of wine.  Listed below are our picks for the week.

  1. Champagne – Gloria Ferrer (on sale $15.98 at Safeway / Vons until 6/10)
  2. Chardonnay – Bogle (on sale $8.98 at Safeway / Vons until 6/24)
  3. Sauvignon Blanc – Dry Creek Vineyard (available at Safeway / Vons)
  4. Cabernet Sauvignon – BV (on sale $7.76 at Safeway / Vons until 6/10)
  5. Zinfandel – Edmeades (Costco)

Review: Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc – Buy It!

By | Sauvignon Blanc, White, Winners, Winners and Losers | 2 Comments

drycreekfumeblanc_smallWarning this wine could cause relationship issues!  Read on for details, but first a quick tangent:  A couple of years ago we were out to dinner with some friends and our waitress recommended a wine to us.  Very excited about the wine, the waitress came back seconds after pouring it asking how we liked it.  Someone mumbled something about it and the waitress said Read More