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Trader Joe's New Kosher Wines NATIONWIDE

SSWiditor Mar 4, 2011 11:39 PM

In the last month or two the famous Four Buck Feivel has apparently gone nationwide. Previously restricted to California, the wines should now be available across the country. This is the best value in kosher wine and great news for Pesach.

Cabernet Sauvignon (Spanish Not Mevushal) $3.99 Tempernillo (Spanish Not Mevushal)$3.99 Chardonnay (Chilean Mevushal) $4.99 Sara Bee Moscato (Italian Mevushal) $5.99 Banero Prosecco (Italian Champagne style sparkling wine. Mevushal) $7.99

If your store doesn't have them tell them to order it. Sometimes it is hard to get the managers to bring in kosher wines. It's also hard to Trader Joes to stick with any particular product SO if you like these prices and you like these wines let them know.

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    SSWiditor RE: SSWiditor Mar 5, 2011 03:40 PM

    I have more information on Trader Joes kosher wines. Outside of California the red wines are Terrenal Cab Sauv/ Tempranillo $3.99, Terrenal Tempranillo/ Garnacha $3.99 and the white wine is Terrenal Macabeo/Chardonnay $3.99. Thay are all from Spain.

    In California the white is a Chilean Chardonnay and costs $4.99

    The Sara Bee Moscato is the same as in California. $5.99. I really like this wine.

    Since I live in California, all this information comes from Trader Joes and friends across the country. So if anyone has any additional information, please contact me.

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      Prettypoodle RE: SSWiditor Mar 5, 2011 08:57 PM

      Bummer that they arent available in PA:(

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        SSWiditor RE: Prettypoodle Mar 5, 2011 09:40 PM

        Do the TJs carry wine in PA? I have heard that the state runs all alcohol sales but I don't know the details.

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          Prettypoodle RE: SSWiditor Mar 6, 2011 07:51 AM

          NOPE:( You need to go to the "Wine and Spirit Shoppe" for adult beverages.Beer is sold elsewhere at privately owned stores.

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            SSWiditor RE: Prettypoodle Mar 6, 2011 12:40 PM

            Sucks. Over-regulated state. In CA We just go th the suprmarket or the Trader Joes and buy anything we want. I forgot how weird it is in other states.

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        hanistor RE: SSWiditor Mar 6, 2011 05:11 AM

        Has anyone seen these in NYC or (Northern) NJ?

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          SSWiditor RE: hanistor Mar 6, 2011 06:33 AM

          I understand there are 2 Trader Joe's in Manhattan that sell beer or wine.
          This is from traderjoes.com

          675 6th Avenue
          New York, NY 10010
          Phone Number: 212-255-2106
          Trading Hours: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Beer is sold at this location

          142 E. 14th St. Union Square
          New York, NY 10003
          Phone Number: 212-529-4612
          Trading Hours: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Beer is sold at this location
          2.3 miles

          There are 6 Trader Joes in the NYC and NJ area but only these two sell beer and wine.
          I moved to CA 25 years ago. Grocery stores can sell alcohol and the weather is better.

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            hanistor RE: SSWiditor Mar 6, 2011 10:53 AM

            Only 1 Trader Joe's in Manhattan sells wine:138 E. 14th St. Union Square

            Went there today and, from the list above, they only have the Sara bee. (They also have the Bartenura Moscato @11.99).

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              SSWiditor RE: hanistor Mar 6, 2011 01:14 PM

              Thanks. That stinks. My brother in Brooklyn would buy a bucket load.

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            marissaj RE: hanistor Mar 7, 2011 10:35 AM

            Not Northern NJ and def not NYC, but Westfield, NJ TJ's had the Sara Bee Moscato when I went in last night. I showed him this post and asked about the other wines and he said they are on order and coming, but he couldn't find out when, nor could I order any of them directly.

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              DeisCane RE: marissaj Mar 7, 2011 11:04 AM

              Thanks, Marissa. Sadly the TJs in Millburn doesn't have a liquor license and the Westfield location is closest.

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                marissaj RE: DeisCane Mar 7, 2011 12:11 PM

                Not sad for me- I live within 10 minutes drive of the place ;) Probably sad for MANY other people though!

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                  smtanen RE: marissaj Mar 8, 2011 06:11 PM

                  I called the store in Northern Virginia today and they do have two of the kosher wines in stock - nice for anyone who works near Tyson's Corner.

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                    Prettypoodle RE: smtanen Mar 9, 2011 01:56 PM

                    there are actually three TJ's in NOVA the one you mentioned and one in Springield and one in Fairfax (down the road from the big Chabad and near the "kosher" Shoppers)

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            SoCal Mother RE: SSWiditor Mar 6, 2011 09:05 AM

            I am not a wine drinker, therefore I am a fan of the Bartenura "Blue Bottle" Moscato. The Sara Bee is less sweet but not so dry that it tastes like dry white wine and it's half the price of the Bartenura. The only thing I have against it is that the bottle is ugly. The Bartenura looks soooo nice on a table and as a gift.

            One of my friends pointed out over Shabbat that the TJ Tempranillo is so cheap that if you use wine for cooking it's cheaper to buy than the Kedem "cooking wine" and tastes just as good in food. She won't drink it though.

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              queenscook RE: SoCal Mother Mar 6, 2011 09:28 AM

              From what I've always heard, no one should be using that Kedem "cooking wine," even for cooking. The last time I checked, it was essentially a sodium delivery system. I'm no wine connoisseur, but I've always heard that stuff is vile and should never be used.

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                avitrek RE: SoCal Mother Mar 6, 2011 09:33 AM

                Those Kedem cooking wines are an insult to food and your wallet. Now when will a kosher winery come out with a better Marsala option?

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                  rockycat RE: SoCal Mother Mar 7, 2011 06:07 AM

                  The rule of thumb for cooking with wines and liquors/liqueurs is that you should never cook with any alcohol you do not consider fit to drink. So-called cooking wines are just nasty and I have no idea why anyone would ever buy them. I once worked for a company that manufactured cooking wines (non-kosher) and even then I would strongly recommend against using them. You don't have to buy the finest or most expensive wines, just something decent.

                  If you can't/won't use alcohol, substitute with broth, water, apple juice, or any liquid that compliments the flavors in your dish.

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                    SoCal Mother RE: rockycat Mar 7, 2011 10:50 AM

                    Personally I just use whatever is leftover from the last bottle I opened unless it's something I might want to drink later. I have even used really sweet kiddush-style wine on roast beef and it is actually quite good.

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                      SSWiditor RE: SoCal Mother Mar 7, 2011 11:01 AM

                      Sweet kiddish wine makes a fine brisket. I use it with some cinnamon and dried fruit and a few other things. My Mom showed me the recipe years ago. Great for Rosh Ha Shana but tasty anytime.

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                        AdinaA RE: SSWiditor Mar 7, 2011 11:39 AM

                        Cooking wine is made from the cheapest wine to which they add salt. The salt enables an open bottle to be kept for a really long time, while the owner uses it little by little in recipes. Why anyone would do this instead of just using leftover wine, or opening a bottle early, cooking, and serving the rest with dinner, I cannot imagine.

                        Cooking wine was legal to sell during prohibition. And cooks back them may have been grateful to have it. I suspect that you can buy it in a grocery store in dry towns, or in states like Pennsylvania where you otherwise have to go to a state store to buy wine.

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                          SoCal Mother RE: SSWiditor Mar 7, 2011 02:36 PM

                          SSWiditor, I would love that recipe!

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                            SSWiditor RE: SoCal Mother Mar 7, 2011 03:55 PM

                            Here you go. . . "Yom Tov Pot Roast"

                            1 tsp salt
                            1/4 tsp pepper
                            1/4 tsp garlic powder
                            1 cup sweet concord grape wine
                            1 chopped carrot
                            1 large chopped onion
                            1 tsp cinnamon
                            2 Tbs(tablespoon) potato starch
                            1 package mixed dried fruit

                            Brown meat in dutch oven. Add salt, pepper,garlic,wine, carrot, onion, 1 cup water. Bake in 350 degree oven 2 hrs or till almost done. Add cinnamon and fruit. Cook 15-30 minutes longer.

                            Remove meat and fruit to platter, Skim fat from pan juices and discard.
                            Mix potato starch with a little cold water. Stir into pan juices. Stir and cook until thickened.

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                              SoCal Mother RE: SSWiditor Mar 7, 2011 07:15 PM

                              Sounds yummy! I can't wait to try this. I still have one package of brisket left from Golden Glatt West.


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                                SSWiditor RE: SoCal Mother Mar 7, 2011 10:02 PM

                                Sorry I just noticed I was missing something. It.s supposed to start with four (4) lb. brisket. I like more cinamon and a little more onion. I am a big fan of sweet flavors with savory overtones.

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                                  SoCal Mother RE: SSWiditor Mar 8, 2011 01:41 AM

                                  I just assumed there had to be a brisket in their somewhere, but thanks for the correction.

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                                    SSWiditor RE: SoCal Mother Mar 8, 2011 06:51 AM

                                    So did I . Enjoy.

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