As I sip on a glass of wine tonight while watching the season premiere of The Bachelorette (don't judge), I thought I'd pay tribute to my two favorite alcoholic indulgences from Trader Joe's.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Although I'm a red fan in the winter, I really like having a nice glass of white wine when the weather warms up. I'm not a huge Chardonnay fan, and though I used to drink Rieslings I now find it a bit too sweet for most occasions. So I usually settle for a nice Sauvignon Blanc. Then last summer, I was introduced by my sister-in-law Beth, to this gem of a bottle of wine from Trader Joe's: Honey Moon Viognier.
It's both fruity and floral, but not overly sweet with a hint of honey. The PERFECT $5 bottle of wine. Some other cheap wine tastes cheap, and this does not. At all. It tastes great! One of my favorite whites, even compared to pricier bottles. Try it :-)
Now, for the beer category, I love, love, love a good wheat beer and again Trader Joe's carries one of my faves: Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen.
According to the description, in Bavaria, a unique strain of wheat beer yeast produces an array of distinct flavor qualities typical of a true Hefeweizen: citrus, bubble gum, clove and banana. But have no fear...this beer is not a sweet bubble gum and banana explosion. Again, I'm no connoisseur and I may not know all the flavor "notes" this hits, I just know it's really, really good. And for $1 a bottle it's also a good deal!
I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of my affordable summer faves and feel free to recommend any of yours to me as well!