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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two Buck Chuck wins big

It's actually the Former Two Buck Chuck as the Charles Shaw wines now retail for $2.49. It's part of the Bronco Wine Company -- the fourth largest wine producer in the U.S. behind Gallo, Constellation, and (the generic) Wine Group. Anyway, I guess that extra 50 cents went to good use.

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Just in case you thought wine judgings were the end-all to tell you what you will like along comes the Orange County Fair wine competition giving out three gold medals to Charles Shaw for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and White Zinfandel!

 Okay, the competition, like most, has different price categories so a $100 wine isn't competing against a $5 one (or a $2.49 one).

In 2007 Charles Shaw Chardonnay got the best Chardonnay medal from the California State Fair wine judging.

The Orange County Fair wine competition is held in high regard and I admit to not having tried a Charles Shaw wine in a long wine. I guess this means I'll have to quit referring to it as Two Buck Upchuck.   LOL

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