Wine Tariffs Loom

This $12 wine could be $24 in the coming months Will there be a new tariff on wines? A wine tariff is not good news for readers of GoodCheapVino. A new tariff is looming for wines that are imported from the E.U. Last October, a tariff of 25% was implemented on wines from France, Germany, and … [Continue reading]

Kirkland Champagne – Who makes it and how good is it?

Janelle, Manuel Janisson, and Edna in the cellars of Janisson & Sons This Kirkland Champagne article is my most popular blog post for 2019. I am updating the article as of December 26, 2019. There are two new things to know about the Kirkland Champagne. Recently, Costco restyled the Kirkland … [Continue reading]

Trader Joe’s Diamond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Trader Joe's Diamond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

$19.99 for the Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon I got a wine tip from a friend of ours who knows someone who works at a winery. The staff at the winery is recommending Trader Joe's Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. … [Continue reading]

What are the Best Buy Wines of 2019?

These are the Vintage Wine Tasters' selections for Best Buy Wines of 2019. These wines should still be available in stores in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We have provided a link for those wines we reviewed during the year 2019. The … [Continue reading]

Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017 2017 Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay This is the first time I have tried a Raeburn wine. I am very pleased I did. I discovered this excellent Chardonnay at my local Safeway store. It sells … [Continue reading]

Sobon Estate Old Vine Zinfandel

Sobon Estate Vineyards is an exciting family-owned winery in the Sierra Foothills. Sobon makes many wines, and most of them sell for consumer-friendly prices. The tasting room is lots of fun. If you like visiting wineries, put Sobon Estate on your … [Continue reading]