12 Trader Joe's  Chardonnay ($2.99) Cabernet ($2.99)☹☹☹

Well it had to be done, a tasting of the famous two buck chuck. We tried both the Chardonnay and the Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Chardonnay was the best of the worst, it didn't really have much of a nose and the taste was mainly green apples and some pear and a lot of oaky flavours. The finish was short but you have to wonder at $3 a bottle what else you would expect. I admit I expected to get something like rocket fuel but it wasn't that bad. I have definitely had worse and survived. Would I buy it? Probably not, but it would make a food cooking wine for $3.

Now for the red (difficult to call it a cabernet), this was a sniff, taste a small bit then discard. Flavours from the tasters included "liver and onions" "goodyear tyres", "aniseed" and balsamic vinegar. This is truly one to avoid for sure. Dire wine which I could not even see me cooking with. 

I know these wines are legendary but ……….not for me. 

© John Holmes 2014