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wine friday valentines edition: a spanish tempranillo and an italian bubbly.

Welcome to a special Valentines Day edition of Wine Friday.  A DOUBLE edition.  No, I’m not suggesting you drink 2 bottles of wine with your Special Someone…unless you want to roll into the office with a throbbing headache on Wednesday.

Nope, it’s double Wine Friday because I’ve got 2 picks for you this week depending on your mood (or perhaps who you plan to celebrate The Big Day with will dictate your choice):  the first a casual Spanish red with hints of raspberry.  The second, a sparkling Italian wine if you prefer something a little more celebratory.

First up, La Granja Tempranillo from Northern Spain.  An everyday drinking wine with ripe raspberry flavors, this wine will be a great match for roasted pork, sausages, grilled vegetables and cheeses (really what wine isn’t great with cheese anyway?).  You won’t miss this bottle on the shelf at Trader Joes; it’s the one with the big fat pig on the front.

For your consideration:  La Granja Tempranillo:

$3.99 at Trader Joes.

Next up, Lambrusco Dell’Emilia Bianco, an underrated sweet white Lambrusco with hints of berry.  Forget traditional champagne and enjoy this festive and sweet bubbly with a little chocolate mousse or creme brulee.  Yes please.

$4.99 at Trader Joes.

Happy Friday before Valentines Day!

Got any special plans for the weekend?

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great choices! How I wish we could get wine at Trader Joe’s here in PA!

    February 10, 2012
    • My condolences! Really, truly. What a bummer. Maybe you should consider a move to CA.

      February 11, 2012
      • We used to live out in the Bay Area, but moved back East for a job. Dumb move, I know…

        February 12, 2012
      • Bummer!! Well come back to visit with a large suitcase!

        February 12, 2012
  2. I am so jealous of your bargain wine selections! In NJ, we cannot buy wine in the grocery store, plus the nearest Trader Joe’s is 35 miles away 😦 If I ever get out to CA, I’m going to bring home a whole suitcase of cheap wine!

    February 11, 2012
    • I’m not kidding I really think it might be worth looking at real estate in CA, or wherever the nearest TJs is…:)

      February 11, 2012
  3. 3.99 + trader joes?!! i’m so in.

    February 14, 2012

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