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, November 23, 2015
Day 327 - Benefactor Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)
David and I ENJOY grocery shopping. I know that many people dislike it. I don’t really “get” that because from my
vantage point it is fun! David and I like
it so much that we went grocery shopping on our very first date some 27 years
ago! (Note: we did NOT shop at a Trader Joe’s on that
first date, we went to a Wegman’s in Rochester, NY J ).
Anyway, one fun thing about grocery shopping is that
sometimes the store becomes a disco!
Here you see David cutting loose on the “dance floor” at Trader Joe’s
(that’s one benefit of having most of the carts out of the cart coral – it becomes
a dance floor!).
I guess the moral of this "we love grocery shopping" story is this: life is what you make of it. ENJOY yourself.
Go David! Bust a move!!! (Clarendon, VA store)
Ok, we haven’t had a wine review since Friday, so
let’s fix that! :)
This is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Southeastern
Austrialia. Well, I mean, WE didn’t go
to Southeastern Australia to buy it, but that is where it originated… Boy I WISH we could go to Australia to pick
up a bottle of wine!! This was our first
time tasting this one and I really like it!
This wine is good!
It is fruity. It is complex
without being headache inducingly complex (like the SAT test). We are reviewing this without looking at the
price tag, and David is guessing it is a $9 or $10 bottle of wine. If it is less than that it is a good bargain!
Isn't this artwork GREAT??
Here's a more "regular" price sign
The label states that this wine is a “celebration of reciprocity”. Well that sounds pretty high fallutin’.
David says, “It is rich, full bodied, but not too
oaky. It still has a bit of lightness to
This is a good bottle to keep in the wine rack for just
an “after work glass of wine”. And hey, we allowed ourselves sto look at the price tag now - it's only FIVE BUCKS! That's half of what David anticipated. It's a good one folks, get a bottle.