I’d heard about this “two buck chuck” wine from Trader Joe’s but since we didn’t have one in Florida I’ve never seen it or tried it. We went to Trader Joe’s while in DC and bought the Trader Joe’s brand Chardonnay. Well, we should have done some research before because we didn’t see the “two buck chuck” but this is what I found on the Trader Joe’s website:
If there’s been one constant in our wine selection lately, it’s got to be Charles Shaw. Lovingly nicknamed “Two Buck Chuck” by a member of the wine press, these California wines have become something of a phenomenon in the wine world, and in our stores. Contrary to many an urban legend, these super-value wines began as the result of an oversupply of wine and a great relationship with a valued supplier. They’ve become the nation’s best-selling wines, not surprising when you consider the combination of low price ($1.99 – $3.49 per bottle, depending on the region) and great taste Charles Shaw wines offer. Depending on the season and the quality of wine available, our selection of Charles Shaw varieties will vary, but the quality never will.
Too bad they don’t ship to Florida! We enjoyed our Trader Joe’s brand wine in our room on the last night of our stay – we were afraid we wouldn’t be able to check the wine in our luggage or if we did, it might break. The closest ones are in and just outside of Atlanta – if anyone is passing through to Orlando, can you pick us up a couple of bottles? 😉