Last week, WCVB reported that the city licensing board approved for the new Trader Joe’s in Back Bay to sell alcohol. The new location is slated for 500 Boylston street, and will be over 16,000 square feet. So, Two-Buck Chuck could be sold at this new Boston Trader Joe’s.
Charles Shaw is the winemaker behind the infamous Two-Buck Chuck wine. The wine is made from organic California grapes in the Napa area. Their red blends started hitting shelves at Trader Joe’s back in 2002.
The wine became widely popular in the select stores where their bottles were available due to its attractive price point: $1.99 per bottle. In turn, the “Two-Buck Chuck” nickname was created and often displayed on the in-store chalkboards this grocery chain is known for. Shoppers still seek out Trader Joe’s locations that still carry this wine. In fact, oftentimes people buy multiple bottles per trip. The incredibly low cost is part of the reason, but the wine is also popular based on its taste and the fact that it pairs well with different types of food.
What Exactly Is Two Buck Chuck?
Trader Joe’s does have it featured on their website and describes this classic as, “Officially the big wine on campus, Shaw Red Blend made with Organic Grapes is delectably jammy and fruit-forward—a dependably delicious overachiever.”
Depending upon location, there are a small variety of Two Buck Chuck blends. In the past, there have been three different white wines, a Zinfandel, and four red options. This includes one of the most recognizable bottles, their “Red Wine Blend.”
Seven Trader Joe’s locations are in the greater Boston area (including Cambridge and Somerville). The new Boylston Street spot will be close to the tiny underground Boylston Street store. However, this new Boston spot is now approved to sell the highly anticipated Two Buck Chuck.