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(Santa Rosa Press Democrat)   Due to bad wine crops in 2010 and 2011, Trader Joe's Two-Buck Chuck now costs budget-busting $2.50 per bottle   (pressdemocrat.com) divider line 54
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2013-01-26 03:46:15 PM  
If the wine is so bad why aren't they selling it at a discount?
 
2013-01-26 03:56:53 PM  
Repeat
 
2013-01-26 04:04:48 PM  
So, fifty and two ghastly grape stew?

Two forty nine intestinal mine?

Two forty nine shiatty wine?

Forty nine and two stomach coup?

Fifty and two rectal shampoo?
 
2013-01-26 04:27:04 PM  
So it's now "up chuck"?
 
2013-01-26 04:30:11 PM  

Krymson Tyde: So, fifty and two ghastly grape stew?

Two forty nine intestinal mine?

Two forty nine shiatty wine?

Forty nine and two stomach coup?

Fifty and two rectal shampoo?


20 bit sh*t
 
2013-01-26 04:44:28 PM  
i've tried several of the reds and they are all 'orrible,
the Sauvignon Blanc and White Zin are pretty good, tho
 
2013-01-26 04:44:37 PM  
i wouldn't pay 99 cents for that swill. seriously - what's the attraction? i've tried it, and it's utter shiat.

/loves trader joe's
//all their wine is overpriced
///yes, even two-buck chuck
 
2013-01-26 04:47:47 PM  
This is wine to serve to unwanted guests
//stuff the mattress with the rest!
 
2013-01-26 04:50:56 PM  
Two buck chuck is farking awful. It costs $3 here and I wouldn't even pay $2 for it.
 
2013-01-26 04:52:16 PM  
Terrible, terrible wine. I'd drink chardonnay before I'd drink that swill, and I despise chardonnay.
 
2013-01-26 05:24:07 PM  
The stuff's like making love in a canoe.... in a polluted lake in China.
 
2013-01-26 05:32:56 PM  

FlashHarry: i wouldn't pay 99 cents for that swill. seriously - what's the attraction? i've tried it, and it's utter shiat.


While I don't drink the stuff, I imagine that the selling point is that it's wine you can buy for only $2 a bottle.
 
2013-01-26 05:35:58 PM  
I would make wine jelly with it.
 
2013-01-26 05:41:40 PM  
"You can't really take it to a party where people know wine," said Barbara Levinson, 63, of Santa Rosa. "I have a lot of friends in the wine business, so they're kind of particular. Snobby."

Wait, they're snobby because you can't afford to spend more than $2 on a gift for a party?
 
2013-01-26 05:42:06 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I would make wine jelly with it.


I cook with it.

/works great for when I'm steaming stuff in my wok.
 
2013-01-26 06:07:24 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Krymson Tyde: So, fifty and two ghastly grape stew?
Two forty nine intestinal mine?
Two forty nine shiatty wine?
Forty nine and two stomach coup?
Fifty and two rectal shampoo?
20 bit sh*t


half-Lincoln drinkin?
 
2013-01-26 06:31:34 PM  

That_Dude: FlashHarry: i wouldn't pay 99 cents for that swill. seriously - what's the attraction? i've tried it, and it's utter shiat.

While I don't drink the stuff, I imagine that the selling point is that it's wine you can buy for only $2 a bottle.


The selling point is that it's worth $2 a bottle. It isn't. There's far better wines available for $4.50 or $5. Bargain basement wines that are at least edible.
 
2013-01-26 06:32:39 PM  
It's not bad for what it is, plonk. But you can get so much better more for a few dollars more
 
2013-01-26 06:42:22 PM  
It's been $2.99 in Virginia for a long time, cross county shipping and such.  However, 2010 was an awesome year for Virginia wine.  2011 wasn't bad and the whites were surprisingly good.  2012 looks to be another great year too.
 
2013-01-26 06:42:23 PM  
Aldi has Winking Owl brand wines at 3-4 bucks a pop depending on your state. The shiraz is better than most 12-15 dollar bottles in my opinion. But wine is very subjective.
 
2013-01-26 07:01:14 PM  
It's cooking wine that some genius managed to market to people as a cheap and awesome deal. I remember buying giant jugs of red wine for Italian cooking and the two buck chuck tastes exactly like that stuff did. If you just want wine to consume, you can get much more pleasant wine in the 5 to 6 dollar range elsewhere.

/or drink beer, I like beer
 
2013-01-26 07:35:46 PM  

ha-ha-guy: If you just want wine to consume, you can get much more pleasant wine in the 5 to 6 dollar range elsewhere.

/or drink beer, I like beer


I love beer. I'll regularly spend up to $30 for a bottle of beer or $100 for a bottle of scotch, but I don't buy wine because I've always assumed you need to spend at least $60 to get something tasty.

What's in the $5 to $6 range for a good cab or merlot that I might enjoy over Two Buck Chuck?
 
2013-01-26 07:41:50 PM  

Fonaibung: ha-ha-guy: If you just want wine to consume, you can get much more pleasant wine in the 5 to 6 dollar range elsewhere.

/or drink beer, I like beer

I love beer. I'll regularly spend up to $30 for a bottle of beer or $100 for a bottle of scotch, but I don't buy wine because I've always assumed you need to spend at least $60 to get something tasty.

What's in the $5 to $6 range for a good cab or merlot that I might enjoy over Two Buck Chuck?


You can get a pretty good Malbec for about $9.00. I think what I found was Concha & Toro winery.
 
2013-01-26 07:44:03 PM  

Fonaibung: What's in the $5 to $6 range for a good cab or merlot that I might enjoy over Two Buck Chuck?


Go to your local wine shop and ask - trust me, they'll love to set you up with some great sub $10 bottles of wine, and there are some great ones.
 
2013-01-26 08:09:07 PM  
"2 buck Chuck" wines are random overstock and leftovers and whateveryoucallit from "brand name" vintners. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, the trick is to buy one bottle and try it, if you like it, buy the case.
 
2013-01-26 09:06:41 PM  

FlashHarry: i wouldn't pay 99 cents for that swill. seriously - what's the attraction? i've tried it, and it's utter shiat.

/loves trader joe's
//all their wine is overpriced
///yes, even two-buck chuck


In a country that will drink Budweiser and call it beer, Bacardi and call it rum, and Cuervo and call it tequila, you're surprised that we can manage to call Two Buck Upchuck wine?
 
2013-01-26 09:20:07 PM  
Either my taste in wine has evolved, or Freezer Joe's wine selection has taken a nosedive over the past decade.
 
2013-01-26 09:42:28 PM  
It's OK wine.

I like TJ's wine because it's guaranteed not to have the awful turpentine taste that cheap wine usually has. A $4 bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio from TJs beats the hell out of $12 bottles form other places.
 
2013-01-26 10:01:30 PM  
Look, anything after two for sure (and arguably one) bottles of good wine and who cares? After that awful first sip (best mixed with a smoke), it goes down easy enough. If I drank $15 wine my bill would be like a grand a month.
 
2013-01-26 10:20:52 PM  
Some friends of ours get all their apps and wine from TJs. I like the apps but dread the wine. I always bring my own. That crap is undrinkable.
 
2013-01-27 12:08:05 AM  
Wine crop?
 
2013-01-27 01:13:42 AM  
"My friends all like it," said Virginia Schrock, 86, of Santa Rosa. "Nobody sticks up their nose if you serve 'Two-Buck Chuck.' "

Jesus. I hope I still have drinkin' buddies when I'm a fossil.
 
2013-01-27 01:29:08 AM  
I like cheap wines, primarily Australian like Little Penguin and Yellow Tail. Generally, they're like $6.50 or so. They're not awesome but they're fine.

This crap, though? Utterly undrinkable.
 
2013-01-27 01:43:06 AM  

beta_plus: It's OK wine.

I like TJ's wine because it's guaranteed not to have the awful turpentine taste that cheap wine usually has. A $4 bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio from TJs beats the hell out of $12 bottles form other places.


Ah haha, there's a reason you're grey-6'd.
 
2013-01-27 01:45:48 AM  
My grandfather's name was Charles Shaw so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies. Not the same one though, so I'm not rich.
 
2013-01-27 01:49:17 AM  
The price increase still doesn't change the fact that it is still as of yet unfinished brandy
 
2013-01-27 03:08:53 AM  
Nothing makes me happier than drinking 2 buck chuck and thinking about the folks wasting their money on more expensive wine.
 
2013-01-27 03:32:49 AM  

Fonaibung: ha-ha-guy: If you just want wine to consume, you can get much more pleasant wine in the 5 to 6 dollar range elsewhere.

/or drink beer, I like beer

I love beer. I'll regularly spend up to $30 for a bottle of beer or $100 for a bottle of scotch, but I don't buy wine because I've always assumed you need to spend at least $60 to get something tasty.

What's in the $5 to $6 range for a good cab or merlot that I might enjoy over Two Buck Chuck?


Barefoot. Barefoot is always good and reasonably priced.
 
2013-01-27 06:36:10 AM  
It has been $3 ever since TJ's first opened here in KC. I really don't mind it, but then I'm no wine snob. I'll drink whatever you have, as long as it's not sweet moscato-type crap. I get snooty over other types of booze, but I've never really taken the time to learn much about different wine grapes and their nuances.
 
2013-01-27 07:47:46 AM  
"oooh look at me and my superior wine taste!"

Look, while it is cheap wine, it is good cheap wine.

Are there better ones out there? Yes.
Are there worse ones out there? Yes.

It's 2-3 farking dollars a bottle. What are you expecting?

That said, I enjoy it. If I can open a bottle of wine, and feel classy and buzzed without breaking the bank, then what's the problem other than your uppity opinion?

/drinks the blanc and the cab, nothing more.
 
2013-01-27 08:04:17 AM  
I like most varietals of Charles Shaw. I admit it. I'm not saying it's a good wine for $2 (or $3.29 in Virginia), I'm saying it's simply a good wine, no caveats needed.

I buy it by the case. No, I wouldn't bring it to a dinner party, but I drink wine almost every night; I go to dinner parties maybe a couple times a year. I'm not seeking out some exquisite vintage for my Tuesday night baked ziti dinner, I want something that is good and affordable. It's better than almost any sub-$10 wine I've had, especially garbage brands like Barefoot and Yellow Tail.

Drink what you like and ignore the snobs. If you genuinely like the cheap stuff, you're not unsophisticated, you're lucky.
 
2013-01-27 09:09:25 AM  

NipplesMcGee: "oooh look at me and my superior wine taste!"

Look, while it is cheap wine, it is good cheap wine.

Are there better ones out there? Yes.
Are there worse ones out there? Yes.

It's 2-3 farking dollars a bottle. What are you expecting?

That said, I enjoy it. If I can open a bottle of wine, and feel classy and buzzed without breaking the bank, then what's the problem other than your uppity opinion?

/drinks the blanc and the cab, nothing more.


My wife likes it too. I don't but I don't like any wine. It all tastes the same to me, which is awful.

/beer me.
 
2013-01-27 09:09:48 AM  
Oh the Humanity of it all!!!
 
2013-01-27 09:21:08 AM  

Anderson's Pooper: Aldi has Winking Owl brand wines at 3-4 bucks a pop depending on your state. The shiraz is better than most 12-15 dollar bottles in my opinion. But wine is very subjective.


Same parent company.
 
2013-01-27 09:34:11 AM  
Fark Trader Joes. Fark it right in the dumpster.
 
2013-01-27 11:45:06 AM  

NipplesMcGee: "oooh look at me and my superior wine taste!"

Look, while it is cheap wine, it is good cheap wine.

Are there better ones out there? Yes.
Are there worse ones out there? Yes.

It's 2-3 farking dollars a bottle. What are you expecting?

That said, I enjoy it. If I can open a bottle of wine, and feel classy and buzzed without breaking the bank, then what's the problem other than your uppity opinion?

/drinks the blanc and the cab, nothing more.


Sympatico
 
2013-01-27 12:16:26 PM  
I gave out like 25 bottles of that to people around the office at Christmas. Best gift evar, as far as least investment on my part verses most appreciation on the giftee's part.
 
2013-01-27 02:34:36 PM  

Fonaibung: ha-ha-guy: If you just want wine to consume, you can get much more pleasant wine in the 5 to 6 dollar range elsewhere.

/or drink beer, I like beer

I love beer. I'll regularly spend up to $30 for a bottle of beer or $100 for a bottle of scotch, but I don't buy wine because I've always assumed you need to spend at least $60 to get something tasty.

What's in the $5 to $6 range for a good cab or merlot that I might enjoy over Two Buck Chuck?


I'm personally a fan of Wolf Blass

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For the price it's pretty decent and usually runs between $8-10.
 
2013-01-27 02:36:11 PM  
i have yet to find a good red 2-bucker, white zin is great tho
 
2013-01-27 03:15:44 PM  
I don't see how they could even put pond water in a bottle and put a label on it and ship it to you for $2 and make any money. Volume?
 
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