Trader Joe’s Secco (Cranberry)
I know I said I was going to review some holiday white wines, but I have to put that on pause for a moment to discuss this lovely little number: Trader Joe’s Secco, a carbonated wine with cranberries. Hello, holiday spirit! This is it, in liquid form.
My sweet friend Jamie hosted us for a little Christmas lunch this morning and offered up this concoction. It was delightfully fizzy and just the tiniest hint of cranberries – not even as much sweetness as a Poinsettia would have. (For those of you not familiar, the mimosa’s holiday cousin: cranberry juice and champagne.) It was a nice light accompaniment to a lemon-basil orzo that Jamie made, but could also make a great pre-dinner sipper for a holiday party. I have a feeling this is a seasonal product from Trader Joe’s, so I believe I’m going to go make myself a little stock pile of this – you never know if you’ll feel like celebrating Christmas in July.*
(*There’s no way I would hold off until July to drink this if i was in my house.)
Wine Name: Secco (Carbonated wine with cranberries)
Grape: the bottle doesn’t say – probably a blend.
Origin: Produced in Germany
Price: $3.99 at Trader Joe’s
General impressions: fizzy, slight hint of cranberries but not overtly sweet, easy to drink
Recommendations: A fun wine to serve at a holiday party (or lunch!)
Would I buy again? Heck yea!