(Closed) quick wine question

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I drink two-buck chuck often.

It tastes along the lines of a Yellow Tail-type wine.  Not the best wine in the world, but worth $2.  It’s definitely better than Arbor Mist and the like.

The red is better than the white though.  Their shiraz and cabernet sauv are really good.

I say go for it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Two buck chuck isn’t bad for the price.  I think Yellow Tail Shiraz is pretty well liked and also inexpensive.  With the price difference though, I would go with Two buck Chuck because I don’t think Yellow Tail is really that much better to pay 3 or 4 times the price of TJ’s wine.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are going with the 2 buck chucks for our wedding, We think it’s pretty good for the extremely cheap price, and if there aren’t very many wine drinkers, they won’t know the difference. I don’t think i’ve heard of the  yellow tail.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I dont really perfer Yellow Tail… But check out Ravenswood Cab… so delish. Slighty spiced, full bodied, lingering finish. And Cheap! 😉

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would also recommend the woodbridge line by robert mondavi

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

oh my gosh i love two buck chuck red!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If I was a  guest at your wedding I would be totally happy with the two buck chuck!   It’s very good wine for a wine under $10.  I actually prefer it over the yellowtail.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I think this question totally depends on your guests.  The wine drinkers coming to my wedding know their way around wine enough to not really want to drink two-buck chuck – they’d probably rather have beer or water.  Other people obviously feel differently.  FWIW, Trader Joe’s also has some slightly more expensive but still quite cheap wine lines that I think are better, such as the epicuro line and the Trader Joe’s Lake County and Mendocino County wines.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Wow, thanks for the reminder! I hope you’re able to get your money back.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

TJ’s has a great wine selection, Two-Buck Chuck is great, but there is also the Vihno Verde, and Albero, which is an amazing, organic sparkling wine, for like 5 bucks, so you can have a great, cheap selection.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

TJs also has some quite tasy options in the 4-8 dollar range (in my opinion, far better than 2 buck chuck, but still way cheaper than what you would likely spend somewhere else).  The staff at TJs are usually pretty knowledgable… at least where I’m from, so you can always ask them for suggestions. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I thought I had commented on this post, but I don’t see it – sorry if others can see my post and this is a double post!!!

Check out La Vieille Ferme – it’s a red from France (Rhone). It retails for about $6.99 – $8.99 a bottle, and frankly, I think it’s the best “bang for your buck” out there. It even impressed my wine uber-snob uncle at Thanksgiving!

Their white is only so-so (I think, but I’m not a huge white fan), but the red is fab.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am not sure how much this wine is in the US (it is $10 bucks a bottle here in Canada), but Hardy’s Riesling Gerwutztraminer blend from Australia  is out of this world. The clerk at the liquor store said they regularly sell out and people purchase it by the case. I notice that wine tends to be cheaper in the US (at least comparied to Canada) for the same brand, so I bet you could get it for a good price. It is sure to please!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My venue has a lot of California wines and frankly most of the wine I drink is imported, so I dunno how two buck chuck tastes but most of my guests would be unhappy if I served it. I will say though, like what Gabrielle said, an inexpensive rhone is also not a bad way to go! The rhone wines are really smooth 🙂

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