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I knew this would be a fun buy – Organic Prosecco at Costco for $8.99; it’s hard to go wrong.  And this bottle is exactly what you’d expect.  I don’t see much of a reason to go further upstream from here for an every day bubbly. Nice fruit; citrus flavors, apple, pear. Dry finish as expected, very crisp …

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At the end of every year we look back at the previous 12 months of reviews and assemble a list of the highest rated wines we enjoyed from Costco. But first let’s take a quick look back at 2014, which was another big year for the site.  We moved to a new hosting platform and responsive design …

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It’s always difficult to find the perfect Thanksgiving wine that everyone will unanimously agree pairs perfect with the hodge podge of food and flavors that are typically served on Thanksgiving tables around the country.  I tend to opt for a variety of different wines, and enjoy tasting them all at the same time with the …

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Our friends over The Fermented Fruit reviewed a Costco Riesling they enjoyed.  Click on over to read their review. “I don’t drink many Rieslings, mostly because I’m not a huge fan of sweetness in my wines. Rieslings are however considered to be amongst the greatest age-worthy white wines, and they aren’t always very sweet, if …

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Albarinos are such a good go-to white wine for the summer months, and this bottle is a stellar Costco purchase for $14.99, representing about the best quality I’ve had in these wines at this price from the Rias Baixas region of Spain. It seems like Albarino really started to catch on in the US over the …

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I’ve been working diligently on the latest version of my French Wine Book, “Decoding French Wine: A Beginner’s Guide to Enjoying the Fruits of the French Terroir,” and I’m happy to say that this new second edition is live today on

The Kindle version is only $3.99 and it includes information on major French wine regions including Bordeaux, Loire, Burgundy, Alsace, Rhone, Languedoc-Roussillon and Champagne.  This book is short and conscise, written to help the beginner wine drinker become more familiar with French wines that may seem overly complicated and complex.

I wanted to really make this simple to digest, and to help turn more people on to these amazing wines.  If you’ve followed this site for a while, you know I have a tendency to review many of the French wines, particularly the 2010 Bordeaux because they are an amazing vintage. But I also look at many other French wines and regions, because the value is typically so great, especially at Costco. So here’s a chance to boost your knowledge and ultimately, your enjoyment, of these awesome wines.

Download a free sample chapter here.

Thanks for supporting this site.

Andrew, Editor

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I’m drinking this one on a really hot day in Atlanta, and it’s probably the best setting for Pinot Grigio, which are typically not on my shopping list.   But in the interest of catering to readers who might enjoy Pinot Grigio, I wanted to give it a shot.  At $7.99, I can say it’s enjoyable on a hot summer day and this bottle offers just what it promises to be. 

I just don’t typically pick up much flavor in Pinot Grigio, and this one isn’t much different.  This wine might be a bit more on the creamy and vanilla side of things, which to me tastes a bit odd with the citrus fruit flavor that’s peaking through.   But it’s drinkable, especially cold out of the fridge. Rating: 84 Points

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Here’s an interesting white blend you don’t see everyday: 65% Grenache Blanc, 15% Muscat, 10% Chardonnay and 10% Riesling.  Hailing from Paso Robles, blends like these from the region seem to work more often than not.  In this case, I think Costco’s $16.99 price tag is a good bargain on what is a thoroughly fun and different style of white wine, just in time for the warming weather.

Kind of that fresh, new earth, floral nose, with citrus flavors on the palate. I’m a huge fan of Grenache Blanc, and was happy to see it as the dominating varietal.  The other grapes help build some complexity and add a little more body and depth to the wine.  The Muscat definitely comes through, and the finish has a small touch of that Riesling sweetness.  Put together, the wine is well executed. 

Jettlynn sells this wine on their website for $50, so Costco’s $16.99 price is a fraction of their full retail.  I’d recommend this one for white wine fans looking for something a little different to break up the monotony of Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays this summer. Rating: 89 Points

Costco item number: 690864

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It’s been a little while since we’ve reviewed a Costco Riesling, and this is a good one to jump back in with.  It is a very nice wine for $12.99.  I prefer drier Rieslings like this that are not too sweet but packed with fruit flavor.

This bottle hails from Australia’s Eden Valley, and I should note that it was also #56 on Wine Spectator’s list of their top 100 wines of 2012.  The wine is full of tropical fruit flavor, lots of pineapple and a burst of lemon-lime on the finish. Although the weather has been pretty cold across much of the country, this is a perfect summer sipper.  It’s also the kind I like to pair with spicy food. 

This is a great white and it’s dry approach makes it much more accessible than many sweeter Rieslings. Rating: 91 Points

Costco item number: 199648

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