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2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur

The Bordeaux Superieur has never been one of our favorite Kirkland bottles. In the past we’ve found it drinkable and semi-fair for its super low $7.99 price tag, but not really a wine that we would label “enjoyable” or one that we would stock up on. With the new 2018 vintage, the price stays the …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Series Premier Cru Chablis

There’s good news and bad news with the latest vintage of this Kirkland bottle. We’ll start with the bad news, the price going up $2 to $19.99. In the last vintage we reviewed, the 2016, it was priced at $17.99. Even at $17.99, we enjoyed, but weren’t in love with, that vintage. The good news …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

Well, I finally found it. I heard from readers all over the country that the new 2019 Kirkland Cotes du Rhone Villages was out there, but it didn’t show up in Atlanta area stores until recently. My first question for readers who found it: did the price stay the same at $6.99? The answer thankfully …

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2019 Ame du Vin Cotes de Provence Rose

As far as summertime Rosé goes, the Kirkland Cotes de Provence Rosé for $10 remains my top choice and I’ve still seen a few cases of it lingering around in Costco stores around the Atlanta area which is a surprise. It’s typically one of the fastest moving Kirkland bottles of the year.​​ I thought it …

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2017 Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

I snapped a couple of these bottles up the instant I saw them. Even though this is a wine I’ve never tasted before, there are a lot of good things going on here. First, the producer, Gerard Bertrand, is one of my favorite French producers. They make a wide variety of wines from many different …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape

Look what’s back, the Kirkland Chateauneuf du Pape is finally making an appearance after a long hiatus. The last vintage of this to hit Costco stores was the 2016 and it was available almost exactly two years ago. And there are a few important things to note about this new bottle. First, is the change …

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New and Updated Book DECODING FRENCH WINE – available now

“Decoding French Wine: A Beginner’s Guide to Enjoying the Fruits of the French Terroir” was the first book that I wrote back in 2012. And it was far from perfect, and maybe distant from good but it was an invaluable learning experience. I gave the book a small refresh a few years after publishing, but …

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2015 Chateau du Ballandreau Bordeaux Superieur

I love the inexpensive Bordeaux that frequently grace the “cheap seats” and they usually turn out pretty good. This one landed kind of “middle of the road” for me. It’s an ok and drinkable wine that is inexpensive (that ticks quite a few boxes), but left a little to be desired. Costco’s price on this …

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