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Trader Joe fans rejoice! The seasonal offerings of beer and wine have begun to show up at your Columbus locations of Easton and Sawmill.
This week the 2014 vintage Charles Shaw Nouveau ($3.79 tx) arrived
And arriving Monday The 2014 Vintage Ale ($5.99 tx) This bottle conditioned ale is made only for Trader Joe’s and will age up to 7 years.
Since 2012, I have been adding several bottles a month to my keep and drink later wine cellar. I chose bottles/varietals that are noted to age well: French Bordeaux, Italian Borolo as well as Cabs, and others. I will review some bottles in my collection to show why I choose them.
This is a fun activity to help learn about wine. It takes a little more skill and knowledge to find a bottle that will age well. Also, it can be a boost to your budget, since you can add inexpensive bottles that will age into something you may not be able to afford now.
I have close to 100 bottles now and hope to have 200 by the end of 2015. I add several bottles a month to keep my monthly budgets in check.
Labled Grand Cru of Saint-Emilion section of Bordeaux. In many magazines and wine review sites, 1996 is rated as the 2nd best season in the last 100 years. This is Bordeaux’s oldest recognized wine growing region. Hopefully to cellar until 2016
A gift from a friend. Rated on sites as ready to drink in 2004. Have not located any recent news on it. Still in my cellar in 2009. Current price $7.00-$100.00
New Offering at Trader Joe’s in Ohio. $7.99. Expanding on offerings of Chalk Creek from Medicino County in California. Tastings notes to come…….
les Petites Recoltes, Vin de pays d’Orange France
This is a bottle brought to me from a friend who visited London. She bought this bottle because of a recommendation. What is unique is that it’s bottled in Clear Glass. First one I have ever seen. This is a blend of grenache, syrah from the very southern Rhone Region
This bottle is starting its drinkabilty phase and could be aged 3-5 more years. $8 Ohio Prices
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