Charles Shaw Wine from Trader Joe’s is an Award Winner!!!
Hahaha. I knew it!!! Just saw this story and had to share, for all the people who look at me funny when I say that I buy – and drink!- this wine, please note that Charles Shaw‘s Three Buck Chuck ($3.99 here in NV) Chardonnay is an award winner!!!
Here’s a sweet excerpt. You can read the whole story on ABC.com:
Charles Shaw Chardonnay, beat hundreds of other wines and was named the top prize in a prestigious tasting competition in California… The characteristics that we look for in our gold medal winner … a nice creamy butter, fruity … it was a delight to taste,” said 2007 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition judge Michael Williams. The affordable wine beat out 350 other California chardonnays to win the double gold. Second place went to an $18 bottle, and the most expensive wines at the event, at the price of $55, didn’t even medal.
Personally, I don’t like chardonnay, but do enjoy the Charles Shaw Cabarnet Sauvignon and their Sauvignon Blanc. I would say that one out of every 12 bottles doesn’t cut it, but at three bucks a pop, who cares, it’s great for cooking. I am a snob in many, many things, in wines for one thing, having a semi trained palate influenced from the days when my dad had his winery. May I share that Dad blind-tested the Charles Shaw wines and that they won his approval as well. They well compare to $12 and $15 bottles any day. well, know, I may even serve these at my next casual dinner party without causing too many frowns of disapproval. Woohoo!