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Costco's Hello Summer Wine Sampler Reviews

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Box

Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

To our surprise and delight, celebrate friends, sun and summer fun with Costco’s “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021”. This is a box of 12 wines: 5 white wines, 4 red wines and 3 rosé wines. Read more for our overall review of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and stayed tuned for more posts as we’ll be reviewing every single wine in this box.

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Costco Summer Wine Sampler Reflective Wings Label

Reflective Wings Chardonnay from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Costco just released their “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021”.  This sampler contains 12 unique wines (in perfectly sized 375ml bottles) where one different wine can be sampled each day for 12 days. Today is Day 2 (of 12) of the wine sampling: a white wine from Spain Reflective Wings Chardonnay (2020).  Our team loved this Chardonnay as it had sweet and crisp citrus and apple notes. This wine pairs well with seafood (it was so good with our calamari steak and caper butter sauce), hard cheeses and other salty foods.

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Costco Summer Wine Sampler Sweet Red

Sweet Red from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Our taste testing team was split on this wine. This wine has nuances of dark fruits and berries, but what was “controversial” was the actual sweetness of the wine: this sweetness was either just right or just too much. It is suggested that this Sweet Red should be paired with roast beef, duck in a cherry sauce, Gorgonzola cheese, lasagna, sautéed mushrooms, or butternut squash with kale. Grab a box of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and let us know what you think about the Sweet Red (2020).

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Costco Summer Wine Sampler Sovereign Virtue Front Label

Sovereign Virtue Rose from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Sovereign Virtue is an Italian rose made of two grapes: 51% Sangiovese & 49% Merlot.  This pink wine has a distinctly strawberry flavor with a strong acidic finish.  Like biting into a tangy strawberry, some of our team really liked it while others did not prefer the lasting tartness.  If paired with food, it is recommended to drink this wine with shellfish, grilled fish, tangy cheese (like goat cheese), strawberries, or even sweet potato dishes.

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Featured Series: Latest Trader Joe's Wines

Trader Joe's Honey Moon Viognier Front Label

Trader Joe’s Honey Moon Viognier by Trader Moon Co. | A Review

Summer is practically here, which means barbeques at the beach, picnics at the park and dinners in the backyard. And with all this summer food, you’re going to need a nice white wine that has highlights the sweet and even tropical vibe that summer brings. See our review of Trader Moon Co.’s Honey Moon Viognier (2020).

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Rosé in various wine glasses

Our Top 3 Picks for Rosé Wine this Summer 2021

Happy Rosé Day (i.e. June 12th, 2021)! As rosés can have such variety, there is a range of color and flavors, pairing nicely with everything from green salads, cheese plates and even barbequed lamb/pork. Read more for some of the recent rosés we’ve tried and recommend for you to enjoy this summer and Rosé day!

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Trader Joe's Blue Shell Sauvignon Blanc Front Label

Trader Joe’s Blue Shell Sauvignon Blanc

If you’ve been, you can understand when I say that you could probably just live off of the French bread, cheese and wine.  C’est magnifique!  In this post, we were inspired by our love of traveling to France and eating French food.   Below are our thoughts about Trader Joe’s Blue Shell Sauvignon Blanc from the south of France.

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