Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Day 2 - Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wine
Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine that comes out only once a
year – the 3rd Thursday of November.
It is made of Gamay grapes from the Beaujolais region of France. (These are not things I know off the top of
my head, the internet is my friend.) I
am sure it is a big marketing thing, but we are happy to participate –
Beaujolais Day is fun!
This year we were lucky enough to happen to be at Trader
Joe’s at the right time (totally unplanned).
The Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 was there!
And amazingly – it was cheap, cheap, cheap. Well, for wine in general it was cheap -
$9.99. For Trader Joe’s wines in
particular, that does not fall on the low end of the spectrum (considering they
have some wines that used to be called “2 buck Chuck” and have many, many wines
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014
Anyway, this particular Beaujolais Nouveau was
lovely! It was fresh, fruity, and
light. The scent of it (I am sure there
is a fancy wine name for the aroma, but you won’t find fancy in this blog) was
amazing – you didn’t even need to do the famous “swirl and sniff” technique to
have the scent hit you – just lifting the glass and raising to drink brought
the perfume to your nose. David says, “It
is an unpretentious as wine can be without being crap”.
After finishing our first bottle we tried to buy more on
our next trip to Trader Joe’s, but were told it sold out right away. When we were in another grocery store to pick
something else up, we noticed they had the same exact bottle of wine, but for a
couple of dollars more. Alas, we liked
it so much we ponied up and bought two more bottles.
So, mark it on your calendar now – 12:01 am November 19th
2015 starts BEAUJOLAIS DAY! Rush to your
local Trader Joe’s and pick up a few bottles!