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Aldi Winking Owl wine
« on: July 25, 2023, 07:44:16 PM »
...at least for the cabernet, has gone with a twist off top instead of the corks they were using. First I've gotten in at least six months, or longer, so it may have been like this a while. Any of you guys go to Trader Joe's for their Two Buck Chuck?
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2023, 08:46:09 AM »
...at least for the cabernet, has gone with a twist off top instead of the corks they were using. First I've gotten in at least six months, or longer, so it may have been like this a while. Any of you guys go to Trader Joe's for their Two Buck Chuck?

Used to be able to get Two Buck Chuck in Oregon at various grocery stores.  Had it once or twice.  Not bad for a cheap wine.  My parents really liked it and recommended it.
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2023, 09:00:33 AM »
Is 2 buck chuck and Winking Owl a red, a white, or both?

I use reds mostly for cooking, but I occasionally like drinking white wine.
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2023, 09:29:39 AM »
The one I had IIRC, was a rose.  There are four other types, as well.  They sell a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Noir.
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2023, 09:37:52 AM »
I really like Aldi's cheap white sangria (Sangriana brand).
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2023, 10:21:38 AM »
Is 2 buck chuck and Winking Owl a red, a white, or both?

I use reds mostly for cooking, but I occasionally like drinking white wine.

Winking Owl is a brand; they have about a half a dozen different wines, reds, whites, and rose.  I like the Cabernet and the Reisling.  Unfortunately the Aldis around here don't sell alcohol.  I'm less familiar with Trader Joe's wines, but Charles Shaw ("Chuck") also has different varieties.  HTH
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2023, 12:50:15 PM »
It's basically the Aldi "house wine," like Chuck is for Trader Joe's...
 
Generally fairly decent, and I think they consider it a loss leader to get people in the store.
 
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2023, 05:16:20 PM »
At supper every night, I have a glass.  Depending on what I'm eating, it will be chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, or white zinfandel (a "blush").  They also have pinot grigio, sweet red, moscato, and cabernet sauvignon.  During warmer days, I'm more likely to eat lightly (chicken/turkey, fish, or pork) and go with one of the two whites.  When I start eating more beef in colder months, I'll drink the white zin or the cab.
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2023, 06:31:04 AM »
OK, I'm going to have to stop and give Winking Owl a try. The Aldis around here are FAR easier to get into than TJs...

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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2023, 10:38:24 AM »
That, and I notice that Aldi shoppers are generally more polite to each other. Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods (which here are in the same large complex), seems to attract Karens.
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2023, 04:41:14 PM »
K Frame - FYI, the two Aldi's around here are now selling the Winking Owl for $3.45/750ml bottle.  At the end of last year,, they were only $2.95/bottle.
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2023, 05:35:36 PM »
I know that it was the same price as Three Buck Chuck (which was $3 back in 2006 or so here in Missouri) up until recently...
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2023, 07:08:29 PM »
I know that it was the same price as Three Buck Chuck (which was $3 back in 2006 or so here in Missouri) up until recently...

I think Three Buck Chuck used to be Two Buck Chuck.
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2023, 08:26:03 PM »
It was in California... Missouri had higher taxes on wine, etc...
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Re: Aldi Winking Owl wine
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2023, 06:12:32 PM »
Last bottle of chuck I got was $4 but it was a 2018 which was a good year for California Cabernets
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