Pancake happy hour

3 Jun

It’s been a while since I could drink white wine without it burning. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinto Grigio – all lashed flames on the way down.

Recently, I discovered a white wine that tasted really good and didn’t burn. It was a little on the pricey side – for special occasions.

I received a dinner invitation and decided this was a good $$ wine event. Explaining my predicament and discovery to the cashier at the wine shop, she said that most likely the problem was with the acidity of one-grape wines, and the solution was getting a mixed-grape version.


My next step was to go to TJ’s, explain the situation and see if they might offer a non-offending white wine. The kind and informative Joe had a good suggestion:

Pancake white wine from Trader Joe's

Pancake time

Joe said that the flavor rivaled the $$ wine I liked. As we talked, he said, “Well, it’s not exactly the same. But it’s pretty close.” And, as with all TJ’s items, Joe reminded me that if I didn’t like it, I could just bring it back.

He was right that it wasn’t quite the same as the $$ wine. But, I did enjoy a glass that went down smoothly and painlessly! describes Pancake’s Big Day White as a “Tuesday night wine.”

Give it a try. It’s only five bucks! And it’s summer.


3 Responses to “Pancake happy hour”

  1. honeyandlimes May 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    I used this wine for my white sangria and it was perfect!

    • Things I Love at Trader Joe's May 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

      Great to know! Thank you for the tip!


  1. white sangria | honey & limes - May 16, 2014

    […] I had planned on making lasagna for my mom and pairing it with a nice red wine but because of the warm weather (it’s going to be 100 later this week, here in Los Angeles), white sangria would be the refreshing choice. Scored this $4.99 white wine fruity blend from Trader Joe’s (Pancake Cellars Big Day White 2012) which is a decent wine for this price and great in sangria since it has green apple notes (photo credit). […]

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