Trader Joe’s 2014 “Petit Reserve” Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir

Available in the greater Silicon Valley area, we took a chance on this one and were richly rewarded. This is a major bargain at $7.99 a bottle. And the wine has the notable characteristics of the fairly new Arroyo Seco […]

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Mud House 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Artisan Wine Depot was offering a deal on Mud House 2014 Central Otago pinot noir at $16 per bottle. (The link is to our full review on New

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Two Bargains from Trader Joe

We occasionally buy some wine at Trader Joe's. But we recently discovered two that are amazing bargains. Each is $7.99 per bottle. You will not find better deals

Luli Pinot Noir

Luli Wines Are Welcome Additions

After a tasting at Artisan Wine Depot, we were shopping the pinot noir aisle.  On a whim we picked up a bottle of Luli 2012 pinot noir.  We

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Pali Wines Returns to Artisan Wine Depot

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting Pali's wines in June, so when Artisan Wine Depot invited us, we jumped at the chance. On the Saturday before Christmas the store was

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Early Look at the 2012s

Friday we visited our friends at the Artisan Wine Depot in search of pinot noir.  James informed me that a few 2012 pinot noir vintages had arrived.  Specifically,

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Pali Wines at Artisan Wine Depot

Our favorite local wine shop, Artisan Wine Depot, hosted a tasting of Pali wines on June 21.  We hurried over in anticipation of a delightful event.  We were

Elk Cove 2009 pinot noir

An Elk Cove Bargain for Bay Area Pinotphiles

There's an Elk Cove bargain for bay area pinotphiles at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  Elk Cove 2009 Willamette Valley pinot noir is on sale for $19.99

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Donatiello Offering Pinot Noir Deal at TJs

Chris Donatiello is offering a terrific pinot noir deal at TJs (at least the Trader Joe's stores in the greater Silicon Valley area).  While browsing the wine aisle at

VinTJs Pinot Noir

VINTJS Pinot Noir – Good Quality, Incredible Prices

(August 20, 2011) Here's a new tasty private label from Trader Joes. VINTJS is just for pinot noir and comes in three 2009 vintage AVA flavors. At 9

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