wine friday: charles shaw sauvignon blanc.
Now before you dismiss this wine right off the bat I’ll have you know that I know people who keep both Silver Oak and Charles Shaw in their wine cellars. That’s right – $75 bottles of wine right next to Two Buck Chuck.
The Charles Shaw wines from Trader Joe’s are sold at $2 or $3 a bottle because the winemaker purchases from the overabundance of California grapes. You might notice subtle differences between bottles of the same wine – this is because they are using whatever grapes are available to them at the time. I’ve even heard some people will purchase a bottle, give it a try in the parking lot, then go back for a case if that particular bottle is good. Geesh. That’s commitment.
But for everyday drinking (not that I drink everyday mind you), but you know what I mean…this Sauvignon Blanc is fantastic for $1.99 a bottle (or $2.99 if you’re in certain states) at Trader Joe’s.
What about you? Are you a Two Buck Chuck drinker? I’d love to hear your thoughts on Charles Shaw wines.