Posts Tagged ‘syrah’

Trader Joe’s – Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah – Food Review


trader joes, toscano cheese, syrah, review, price, calories, nutrtionFebruary 9, 2018

This is a nice cheese, a blend of parmesan and cheddar implied by the label.  This cheese is mild with a gentle nutty sweet flavor. The texture is medium firm, and definitely not hard. The Syrah wine soak doesn’t add much to the flavor, but puts a pretty purple coating on the outside.  The cheese slices nicely and is not crumbly.  This is suitable for a cheese tray if you don’t mind some odd-shaped pieces as the cheese is sold as a wedge.

trader joes, toscano cheese, syrah, review, price, calories, nutrtionNow the interesting thing about using this on a cheese tray could be watching people try to decide if that purple coating on the outside is edible, or not.  I’m not saying.

price $9.99 per pound   calories, 120 per ounce (28g)


Trader Joe’s – The White Ribbon – Shiraz – 2014 – Australia – Wine Review

The White Ribbon, Shiraz, Hunter Valley, wine, Trader Joe's

The White Ribbon
Shiraz – 2014

Since following the The Wine Wankers, I’ve made an effort to pick up a bottle of Australian wine when stopping at the wine shelves.   The Wine Wankers would probably agree that along with boxed wine, Shiraz is considered the national wine of Australia.  In other parts of the world Shiraz is generally known as Syrah.


Pontificis – 2013 – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

Pontificis GSM - 2013 Trader Joe's

Pontificis – 2013
Trader Joe’s

Today we have a French table wine that’s perfect for an everyday meal because it’s both good and inexpensive.


Presswork Shiraz – 2011 – Trader Joe’s – Wine Review

Presswork Shiraz 2011

Presswork Shiraz 2011

A slightly sweet aroma escaped the bottle as the screw cap was removed.  That was unexpected along with the very pretty arterial blood-red color in the glass.


Trader Joe’s Coastal Syrah – 2008 – Wine Review


Syrah.  Shiraz. Schnozzle.  Once again we’re faced with the question, what’s in a name?


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