Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wine Shopping at Target

You can find some great deals in the wine aisle at Target. Not all Target stores carry wine, but those that do actually seem to have a decent selection at wallet-friendly prices. Here are some of my favorites:

7 Deadly Zins (2006, pictured at left): a bold, full-bodied Zinfandel perfect with steak or lamb dishes.

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin (2006): a hearty Zinfandel which pairs well with heavier and/or spicy dishes like pasta, pizza and pork.

Menage a Trois California White Wine (2007): a light, delightful blend of three varietals - Chardonnay, Moscato and Chenin Blanc.

All 3 of these wines retail for under $16 each, and Target routinely puts them on sale. In fact, I can often find the Menage a Trois on sale for $8.99.

A word of caution, though: I would avoid the “Great Wines for under $12” bin at Target. I have tried numerous labels/brands from this display, and all have been very disappointing.

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