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Any under $9 Roses sold at Trader Joes that are good/decent?

westsidegal Jul 8, 2011 04:29 PM

if you see this PLEASE pipe up!

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    Chulacat Jul 22, 2011 11:32 AM

    At under $9, what do you have to lose? Try them all and report back what you think.

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    1. re: Chulacat
      westsidegal Jul 22, 2011 09:49 PM

      i've wasted too much money on plonk at trader joes using that approach.
      i have a new roomate who likes rose wine and was looking for a daily drinker that we could share.

      1. re: westsidegal
        zin1953 Jul 23, 2011 08:09 AM

        Why TJ's?

        1. re: zin1953
          westsidegal Jul 23, 2011 07:32 PM

          don't want to 'invest' lots of time, gas, nor money for shipping and shopping for wine at this price level.
          for "better" wines, i usually go to LA Wine Company, which also is closeby.

          1. re: westsidegal
            zin1953 Jul 24, 2011 09:01 AM

            "Convenience" is an answer I can understand, but I wouldn't go to TJ's for quality wines. And at $9, I would expect something better than "decent."

            The 2010 Bodegas Muga ($9.95 @ LA Wine Co) is a great bet, and if the 95¢ blows the budget, I'll send you a buck.

            Over at the Wine House on Cotner, you can find the 2010 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Vin de Pays de l'Herault Rosé and the Chateau Mas Neuf Paradox Rose Costieres de Nîmes for $1 more (I know, we're not at $9 anymore; sorry.)


            1. re: zin1953
              westsidegal Jul 24, 2011 10:02 AM

              i will go to LA wine co. today to happily buy the Bodegas Muga.
              thank you SO much!

              1. re: westsidegal
                BigWoodenSpoon Jul 24, 2011 11:46 AM

                Yeah, the Muga is really tasty.
                The Charles & Charles Syrah Rose at $8 looks like it could be fun to try as well.

                I agree with Jason, if you don't mind bumping your price point to $10, there's a lot of deliciousness to be had. I picked a Oregon Malbec Rose at that price point a couple for weeks ago that I'll be serving at my brother's 50th birthday.

                I love finding great wines at a good price.
                Do I buy the majority of my wines at work? No.
                Do I occasionally find hidden gems there and buy them? Yes
                I'll be trading a 2006 Rutherford Meritage ($10) and a 2007 St. Francis Syrah ($13) for two bottles of a 2007 Rosenblum Heritage Clones Petite Sirah that my co-workers horded the last of before I could buy any.
                Will I still investigate the Rose everyday drinkers? You betcha! ; )

                1. re: westsidegal
                  bulavinaka Jul 31, 2011 05:36 PM

                  Hey westsidegal, looks like zin beat me to the punch. I just saw your post and was going to rec the same wine at LA Wine. Polished off a few bottles over the past couple weeks. Muga has always been kind to my taste buds over the past couple of years so it's now in my rotation for solid rosé <$15.

                  For sparklers, Lucien Albrecht has a nice one for around $17.

                2. re: zin1953
                  RCC Jul 26, 2011 08:05 AM

                  Had the $10 Bodegas Muga Rose over the hot weekeknd here in NYC and ir's a good bang-for-the buck rose.

                  I don't know if these are available in your local TJs (not available in ours), but Domaine Baudry Chinon Rose 2010 have been my primary go to rose this summer.

                  1. re: RCC
                    pine time Aug 1, 2011 02:23 PM

                    +1 on the Bodegas Muga Rose. A friend claimed not to like any roses, but she liked this. Good one at a great price (found it in SD TJs).

                  2. re: zin1953
                    westsidegal Aug 11, 2011 08:34 PM

                    just tried it tonight
                    THANK YOU.
                    perfect choice!

              2. re: westsidegal
                Bill Hunt Jul 29, 2011 10:01 PM

                Well, the big problem is that my tastes might differ greatly from yours - same for many other folk. What we love, might be more "plonk" to you. This is true for a Rosé, or any other wine.

                If you are adverse to tasting the wines, why would you allow others to suggest particular wines?

                I could recommend dozens of Rosés, and maybe some would be available at Trader Joe's, but would you like them? Maybe, but maybe not.

                Good luck,


              3. re: Chulacat
                Bill Hunt Jul 29, 2011 09:57 PM

                You took the words out of my mouth. What is there to loose, and who knows what YOU like, better than you do?

                Buy a mixed case, and taste quickly. If you find ones that YOU like, go back and buy a case of each.



                1. re: Bill Hunt
                  westsidegal Jul 31, 2011 12:34 AM

                  as i mentioned before, i've had virtually 100% success when i've followed the suggestions of BigWoodenSpoon or of Jason (zin1953), and about 10% success the times i've tried the strategy you suggest.

                  as to the question "what is there to lose?" the answer is money

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                Klunco Jul 26, 2011 07:54 AM

                I'm a big fan of Domaine Houchart's Rose. It's not at TJs but it is at most liquor stores around here. It's a solid Provencal Rose that can be found here in MA for around $10. Great daily drinker.

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