Friday, June 15, 2012
Trader Joe’s Wine Tasting
The bad news: it’s not really a very good tasting experience. Kudos to them for the idea, but it isn’t really a good substitute for a trip to wine country. The tastes are served in those little white paper cups in which they serve all their samples - about the size of the ones used to serve pills at the hospital. There’s not a lot of swirling going on, and good luck getting your nose in there.
Lastly, the wines being poured - there were two on the menu the day I popped in - aren’t exactly off the top shelf. Five or six bucks can buy a decent wine at Trader Joe’s, but it has never changed my life.
Even if you don’t like the wines, you probably needed some peanuts or cheese or vanilla almond milk anyway. There’s also the Mendocino Farms restaurant in that new shopping center, so the trip won’t be a total loss.