Albariño is rising

Albariño grape cluster - delicious and crisp white wine grapes The Great Albariño Taste-Off Albariño wine is on the rise. Albariño is a white wine, most popular in Northern Spain. Once hard to find in our local area, it is rapidly gaining favor and now found in most wine shops and stores. It … [Continue reading]


Three Garnacha wines from Spain's Cariñena Cariñena wine, Garnacha #GarnachaDay was Friday, September 20th. It seems that in the world of Social Media, each day of the year is dedicated to someone or something. Wine is no exception. I was delighted to receive three Garnacha wines from the … [Continue reading]

Tapiz Malbec – Delicioso

2015 Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec 2015 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Malbec Mendoza We love good Malbec wines from Mendoza, Argentina, especially ones produced by Bodega Tapiz. Maybe we are a little biased in our opinion. Back in 2009, we visited … [Continue reading]

Trader Joe’s version of Pine Ridge

Trader Joe's has its own version of the popular Best Buy Wine, Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Voignier. Like the Pine Ridge, the Trader Joe's version is 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Voignier. The Pine Ridge sells for $10 to $12 at the Safeway and elsewhere, and … [Continue reading]

Three Wines to Buy Now

From the many wines we tasted through the Labor Day holiday, we picked these three wines to buy now. They are exciting values and will most likely sell out quickly. Mas Donis Old Vines 2016 If you religiously follow this blog, you know … [Continue reading]

Delicious California Malbec

2015 Shannon Reserve Malbec I rarely buy domestic Malbec. It is usually too expensive and not as good as Malbec from Argentina. In the past, I have reviewed many wonderful Argentine Malbec wines on GoodCheapVino. Most of these Argentine Malbec … [Continue reading]