trader joe’s

  • Politics

    My Election Results Wine Pairing

    At 9:25am (Pacific Time), shouts of joy and car horns filling the streets of Oakland all around me, I texted my partner the answer he’d been waiting for: “Grab the TJ’s brut rosé.” The question? What to drink with the news that all major outlets had called the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden. I can explain myself, obviously. I…

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  • Skepticism

    TJ Wine’s Dirty Secret Ingredient: Mouse Bits

    CN: Spiders; bees; small and quickly darting animals Note: The image above, taken by me, is from a winery mentioned in the post that practiced exemplary sorting methods. However, I’ve visited and helped out for a few hours on many, many other wine farms. The following examples of animal encounters in the vineyard are, like everything I write in this series unless…

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