Two bargain red wines at K&L Wines for under $12

Shebang - by Twain-Peterson

We made a visit to the K&L Wine shop in Redwood City last week. K&L Wines also has a shop in San Francisco close to AT&T Park. I prefer the Redwood City store. I think the staff is more accommodating and knowledgeable.  This week, I have … [Continue reading]

Two Kirkland Wines at Costco

Kirkland columbia valley red

This post we review two Kirkland wines at Costco. Both are red wines, one from the Columbia Valley in Washington and the other from the Rioja region of Spain. What a contrast in reds! Before I get to those two wine reviews, I must bring up the class … [Continue reading]

BevMo’s Mix it Up Sale

Mix it up H3 wine

It looks like BevMo has a new sales strategy in addition to its 5 Cent Sale. The BevMo Mix it Up sale means you can buy a pair of unrelated types of alcohol and get both at a lesser price. This means you could buy a bottle of liquor and a bottle of … [Continue reading]

Solenara Vinas Viejos 2012 Yecla

Solanera 2012

I visit The Wine Stop on Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame on occasion. Burlingame Avenue is one of the coolest streets on the San Mateo Peninsula and draws a great deal of traffic. It's busy with mostly upscale shoppers browsing the boutique shops and … [Continue reading]

Gérard Bertrand Languedoc and visiting tasting rooms in Paso Robles

At Costco for $9.99

Gérard Bertrand Languedoc 2011 Syrah/Grenache Red - Costco $9.99 There seems to be plenty of the Gérard Bertrand Languedoc 2011 Syrah/Grenache at both the Foster City Costco and the South San Francisco Costco on Airport Blvd. Gérard Bertrand is a … [Continue reading]

Trader Joe’s Tempranillo plus the blender test

Zumaya Tempranillo 2013

Zumaya Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2013 - Trader Joe's $7.99 Spanish wines are always a good wine value and we can certainly add this tasty Tempranillo to the list. It is only $8 at Trader Joe's. The Zumaya Tempranillo has a soft aroma of black … [Continue reading]