It's All On the Table

December 11, 2017 in Category: Wine Insider

Why are you setting your table? Some sumptuous supper with the closest of friends? An impromptu brunch with your next-door neighbors? That customary, holiday, family meal? Name the setting, we’ve got the wine. Red, white, bold, light, fizzy, kosher… They’re all on the table, and all on our shelves. We’ll start with five fine examples (all under $8), but don’t table this talk for a later date—Visit Trader Joe’s pronto for many more values that’ll help you set the seasonal table for dining success...

Rosé Bouquet

May 08, 2017 in Category: Wine Insider

From the traditionalist’s perspective, the words “rosé” and “bouquet” don’t belong together. That’s because in wine-speak, bouquet refers specifically to those aromas that develop only during aging—characteristics of which youthful rosés have none. So, how can we justify such a verbal pairing? Aside from the obvious rhyming fun, we submit that similar to “a bunch of flowers, picked and tied together,” we’ve picked and tied together a bunch of wines... a Rosé Bouquet, if you will. And, just like a floral bouquet, these wines are...

Simpler Wines

April 29, 2017 in Category: What's New

Simpler Wines Italian Sparkling Wines combine the convenience of a can with a delightfully quaffable, Italian vino frizzante (sparkling wine). In Simpler Wines White, notes of juicy honeydew and fresh cut herbs provide sweet sippability, complementing such savory pairings as fresh bread & olives or Parmigiano Reggiano. The elegant, mineral notes and fresh, red fruit flavors of Simpler Wines Rosé are a natural fit for...

Pastabilities

April 17, 2017 in Category: Wine Insider

Some people believe that anything’s pastable. You know their kind—those hard-core noodle lovers that will drink just about anything with their pasta—OJ with orecchiette… kombucha with cavatappi… root beer with rigatoni… Being lovers-of-pasta, it’s actually pretty hard for us to argue with this pastilosophy. Still, we can’t help but point out that just because something’s pastable, doesn’t mean you should be doing it. That’s why, in this latest installment of the Wine Insider, we’re presenting five wines that are exceptionally amenable to pasta. To prove each wine’s pastability, we’ve paired each one with an original pasta dish made using...