Any wine bargains at Whole Foods?

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Everyone knows the old saying about shopping at Whole Foods. "We call Whole Foods,  Whole Paycheck!"  I do shop frequently at Whole Foods in San Mateo, and I believe if you are a careful shopper you can find plenty of good prices and not spend … [Continue reading]

Searching for Portuguese Red Wine

Portuguese red wines

Portuguese Red Wine Taste Off - September 2, 2014 At our bimonthly meeting of the Vintage Wine Tasters, we blind tasted six Portuguese red wines, all under $20 a bottle. Vintage Wine Taster Mike was in charge of the Portuguese red wine tasting. The … [Continue reading]

Gundlach Bundschu Gerwurztraminer 2013

Gundlach Bundschu Gerwurztraminer 2013

Wine Picks of the Week A Gerwurztraminer, A Chardonnay and a new wine bar Gundlach Bundschu Gerwurztraminer 2013 - $14.99 Costco I loved the 2012 vintage of this wine and I like this one even more so. I like this wine so much that I went back … [Continue reading]

How safe is your wine?


The Napa earthquake got us thinking again about the "Big One."  The USGS says there is a 90% chance of an earthquake in Northern California of at least 7.5 magnitude within the next 30 years. How safe is your wine from the "Big One?" How is your … [Continue reading]

Two Trader Joe’s wine specials

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Wine Picks of the Week Last week I received my Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer, which touted two wines with the TJ label. I found both of these Trader Joe's wine specials at the Millbrae store, so I purchased both and tried them last week. I found them … [Continue reading]

More on – Interview with COO Benoit Vialle

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on Wine Values & Bargains about and its possibilities as an online wine shop for finding good wine deals.  If you missed that article you should go back and read it so you know how … [Continue reading]