Kaitlyn
Dedicated May 2018

Trader Joe Wines

Kaitlyn, on January 30, 2018 at 5:49 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 14
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So I know absolutely nothing about wines and neither does my fiance. We have heard great things about affordable wine from Trader Joes and would like to look into including a red (maybe a Cabernet?) and white option (Reisling or Pinot Grigio?) for our wedding. Can anyone reccomend an affordable (around $5 a bottle) option for either of those? Thank you!

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Latest activity by MsToMrs, on January 31, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Dedicated May 2019
    Bride2Be ·
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    I've never been dissapointed with their $2.99 store brand. It's not the best wine ever, but it's really good for the price.
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  • firstoneat56
    Master August 2017
    firstoneat56 ·
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    I highly recommend the Grifone Sangiovese for a red. It’s an incredible wine for the price (under $5). My friend discovered it s few years ago and it’s become our little secret. It’s gotten great reviews.
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  • firstoneat56
    Master August 2017
    firstoneat56 ·
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    Stay away from the $3 buck Chuck, they’re horrible.
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  • firstoneat56
    Master August 2017
    firstoneat56 ·
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    These are awful. I would t even use them for cooking.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated May 2018
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Thank you for your advice! I wanted to stay away from the Three Buck Chuck but did want to stay affordable so that Sangiovese might be the perfect way to do that!
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated May 2018
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Any good white wine options you can reccommend?
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  • 2chicksbecome1
    Dedicated July 2019
    2chicksbecome1 ·
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    Yes, please run away for that!
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    Beginner October 2018
    Haileigh ·
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    The $5 resling with and orange screw top is wonderful. It's pretty dry but still got a bit of sweet. It's called Dr. B something or other.
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    Dedicated May 2019
    Bride2Be ·
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    Well, I like them.
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  • Jen
    Dedicated November 2018
    Jen ·
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    Some of the $2.99 wines aren't horrible (I think Thrillist had a sommelier do a review awhile back...) but anyone who sees the label will recognize it as cheap wine. I personally like The Naked Grape for cheaper wines. The type (cabernet, chardonnay, etc) you pick may depend on your meal. Maybe ask your caterer to recommend a red and a white and then look for affordable bottles.

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    Devoted February 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Strongly agree. I would do a Pinot Grigio for the white. It compliments a lot of foods. A Reisling is sweeter. Stay away from Charles Shaw. It is ok, but not to serve at a wedding. Purple Moon is good, Terrain, Barrel Axe, imported wines are also good priced and have nice tannins.
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    Beginner April 2018
    Veronica ·
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    My sister and I really like this Riesling from Trader Joe’s called “blue fin.” If you like a sweet white, that’s a good one and It’s about $5 bottle or just under. And I think it may come in Chardonnay too?
    Another idea, you could buy a few bottles and have a wine and cheese night with a few friends! A taste test for you and an evening out for them and no one has to know! Smiley smile
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  • bootysjojo
    October 2018
    bootysjojo ·
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    Following this discussion for interest
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  • MsToMrs
    Dedicated September 2018
    MsToMrs ·
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    Crane Lake is a very reasonably priced brand (not sure if Trader Joe's carries it), and it's really not bad. In terms of types of wine a Pinot Gregio for whites goes well with a lot of options (Reislings are sweeter white wines). Cabarnet or Merlot are great options for reds.
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