Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Foodie Detox: Trader Joe's Espiral Vinho Verde

I like wine. Cooking a leisurely dinner with a glass of good vino = my happy place. Wine can be pricey. 

Solution: Trader Joe's. 

I don't need wine to be expensive, and I generally don't understand winespeak jargon. Wine tasting is a favorite activity of mine, but I always find myself slightly annoyed at vineyard patrons who ooh and aah over the "dry palate" or "floral nose" of a wine. I know what I fuss about it. I'll buy what my wallet likes, because I'm not getting paid to study for the bar. 

Epitome of yummy affordablity? Trader Joe's Espiral Vinho Verde. Mostly dry and slightly sparkling, it's really good. It costs 3.99.


I have to give credit for this discovery to my friend, who stocked our fridge with Vinho Verde while we were broke ass unpaid interns. Thank You

Tonight, after several hours of studying, I'll be opening a bottle to keep me company while I de-stress and cook risotto. Risotto = my other happy place. 

Another good deal: adorable flower wine charms (also seen above): 

Available here ($9.13 for 12). 


  1. I seem to have given you more than one idea mentioned in your blogging...hehe you are welcome (or, I'm sorry!)

    1. haha, I owe you! Both for introducing me to the shopaholic series and showing me vinho verde!