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.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Day 33 - Chateau Haut-Sorillon Bordeaux Superieur
Trader Joe’s does this marvelous little thing called WINE
TASTINGS. They used to do them much more
frequently, and we used to purchase more wine.
Yes, the tastings are the very best way for a customer to try a new wine
and often times decide to put it in their cart and take it home. I can’t imagine how much MORE WINE each store
sells on days they do tastings.
Ahhh - wine tasting at Trader Joe's!
So recently, the Trader Joe’s in Clarendon (Arlington,
VA) was having a wine tasting. It was
set up riiiight when you entered the store.
J What better way to start your shopping trip,
eh? Of course we stopped and one of the
wines being poured was Chateau Haut-Sorillon Bordeaux Superieur. Let me just say this from the get-go – it could
have tasted like red Kool-Aid and many of us would have still bought it,
because the wine sample guy was so amazing!
He had a heavy French accent and here he was pouring a lovely French
Bordeaux! And he knew a ton about it,
too – the area of origin, the alcohol content, the reason the grapes are so
special…. But the thing is, he did not
explain it in the hoity-toity way so many sommeliers or waiters do, he
explained everything with loooove.
Chateau Haut-Sorillon Bordeaux Superieur (say it with a French accent!)
So, even though we were drinking out of tiny plastic
sample cups, that wine tasted lovely. It
is fruity, hearty, and with some nice tannins.
And we, along with other people doing the tasting, made sure to grab a
bottle to bring home with us.
At $8.99, it is not one of the cheapest wines on the
Trader Joe’s shelves, but it is worth the money (and heck, it is still under $10!).
Tip – the Frenchman told us to make sure to let this breathe before