Costco | Grocery Wine

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

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: Rijckaert Chardonnay – Blech!

By | Chardonnay, White | 3 Comments

We’ll keep this short and not so sweet.  Amy’s review “This wine stinks, literally!”  Hopefully, there was something wrong with the bottle.  There was definitely an unpleasant “cooked cabbage” odor happening.  At $15 from Costco it was definitely a disappointment.  As ever though, Costco rules.  We returned the half empty bottle for a full refund (which we promptly invested in the always delicious Edmeades zinfandel.  If you’ve tried the Rijckaert chardonnay and had a better result than us definitely drop a note in the comments and *maybe* we’ll give it another try.

Review: Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut Champagne – Buy It!

By | Champagne/Sparkling, White, Winners, Winners and Losers | 3 Comments

gloriaferrerMmmm, my taste buds are watering just thinking about Gloria Ferrer champagne.  It’s one of our all time favorite grocery store finds (and occasionally makes an appearance at Costco).  Always under $20 and we’ve snagged it on sale at Vons for under $15.   It’s a delicious sparkling wine which is such a good deal we have no qualms breaking it out for even the most minor celebrations.  Listed below are four of the reasons we’ve used to break out the bubbly Read More