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Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 | 6 comments

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.)

Tasting Notes:

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!

6 Comments

  1. We had this wine last Christmas when a guest brought a bottle. Best light wine I’ve had in ages! When is it available and can it be ordered/delivered, or first come ,first served? Please let me know. Thx!

    • Pat, I noticed it in stores already here (NC) a few weeks ago so check your stores!

  2. Traders Joe’s in Orlando had it today. I bought 4 bottles. Going back for more. They didn’t get last year. I was sad.

  3. I feel in love with this wine last year over the holidays. It appeals to everyone whether they prefer white or red wine. This year i’m unable to find it…. can anybody help me find it. I’ve checked with Trader Joes in Hillsboro and they still have not received it and cannot see when or if they will – does anyone else carry it??? or how can i contact the company

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