Top 10 Trader Joe’s Wines Update: The Summer Version

 Trader Joe’s Wines: Top 10 Wine ListIt’s been almost three months and I didn’t want to miss the change to introduce a new, summer inspired Top 10 Trader Joe’s Wine list. There have been many that have come and gone in this time including what I would refer to as TJ’s one and only cult wine; the Chariot Gypsy. The list has undergone quite a shuffle with only six of the previous ten remaining. That said two old favorites have clawed their way back up the rankings. So before we get to it once again here is the only ground rule. All wines listed have to have been either purchased or available in the last month. Keep in mind I am located in the San Francisco Bay area so availability (and prices) may be different than your local Trader Joe’s. Without further adieu I present the latest:

Trader Joe’s Top 10 Wine List

Enjoy!

BTW, for those fellow wine bloggers that may be reading there has been many here asking for similar list from Costco and Cost Plus among others. Let me know if anyone has interest and I’ll be happy to share.

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5 thoughts on “Top 10 Trader Joe’s Wines Update: The Summer Version

  1. I would love to see a Cost Plus list. I work at a Cost Plus in Illinois and have just started exploring the wine area (just turned 21 in April). Out wine department is a bit overwhelming :)

  2. Hey Jason! Thank you so much for having this useful blog and putting together your regular Top 10 lists. They’re incredibly helpful for someone trying to get into the world of wine and figure out which ones are a good buy.

    It would be AWESOME if you could put together a top 10 list for Costco. I think they carry some great wines, but it’s definitely intimidating figuring out which ones are the best and a great value.

    Thanks again!

    Mike

  3. This is a note to Mike, who asked for a list of top 10 wines for Costco–the great thing about Costco is that many of the wines are rated by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast and come in a wide range of prices. I have found some great wines rated at 90 (out of 100 points)for under $10.00. While Costco carries many great wines that are not rated, you pretty much can’t go wrong with one that is rated 88 and above and is in your price range. As you try new wines, you will start to learn the particular wines and wineries that you enjoy. Some great wines (at some great prices) come from Australia, Argentina, Spain, as well as from our own California. Trader Joe’s has great wines too. I just find myself asking the staff for their suggestions to get a good recommendation. They are always very helpful. I seem to buy more wine from Costco though and get the appetizers and dinner supplies from Trader Joe’s.

  4. Thanks, Shari. I do like to experiment with various random buys at Costco and TJ’s, but it would still be very useful to have a top-10 for Costco wines (just as Jason does the TJ Top-10).

    Thanks for all your tips!

    Mike

  5. I would love to see a Costco list! Of course their selection varies regionally (there are 3 Costcos within 15 miles of me, and about 75% of their wine selections are different) but I would still love to see your list!

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