Several months ago, Sterling Canyon reported on Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck, their two dollar house wine. We learned today that a bit of our information was incorrect. Apparently it came out that we had a little bit too much to drink the day we wrote the article. But contrare’. We were perfectly sober. Today we learned that the infamous Two Buck Chuck is produced by Franzia of California, not Mondavi Vineyards as we were lead to believe. Our error is intolerable. Our burden is overwhelming.
Therefore, we are re-printing our story about the terrific wine. Please ignore the errors. It has come to the attention of Sterling Canyon that “Two Buck Chuck” the terrific wine sold by Trader Joe’s has been selling for ten years strong. When Trader Joe’s first came to our town, we were informed by Joe’s followers that the best way to test the wine is to buy one bottle for the $2.00, run out to the car and open the bottle and take a taste test. If it tasted great, go back into the store to buy a case. We at Sterling Canyon have never purchased a bad bottle of “Two Buck Chuck”. The wine comes in all sorts of flavors including Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel . But wait, there’s more! Turns out that the wine is made in California by the Mondavi vineyards. The wine as we are told is left over from their production of those small bottles of wine you get on airlines and other places. It is a high quality wine to be sure and Mondavi is a fine vineyard. Your local sommelier won’t admit it but I’m sure they’ll sneak a bottle or two just for the price. So put on your favorite Sterling Canyon necklace and pull out a glass and toast to Two Buck Chuck.