Wine Buzz: Four Buck Chuck is Here; Prisoner Wine’s New Home – Ep. 3

On this episode of Sip, Sip, Hooray! the Marys dish on what’s buzzy in the wine world, from a huge globe vessel for wine to The Prisoner wine’s new Napa Valley digs.

New Napa Valley Tasting Room

Are you a Prisoner fan? Can’t get enough of it? Head to the Prisoner Wine Company’s St. Helena tasting room in Napa Valley. Reservations (starting at $45 per person) required.

The Prisoner Wine Company, 1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena, CA (just off Highway 29).

Courtesy of Matt Morris

Courtesy of Matt Morris

Courtesy of Matt Morris

A New Charles Shaw Wine

First there was Two Buck Chuck, the $1.99 Charles Shaw wines introduced exclusively at Trader Joe’s markets. Now there’s Four Buck Chuck ($3.99). What’s the difference? The Marys pull the cork on a couple of bottles and render their verdict.

A Round Wine Barrel?

When is a barrel not a barrel? When it’s a sphere! The Marys explain.

Photos from Seguin Moreau cooperage.






  1. Hi Ladies

    I’m loving this audio show. It’s so informative and fun to listen to you two ladies. Btw, I wanted to point out that when I want a cold wine on a hot day like a Rose, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, I would use plastic ice cubes. You know the ones we can get at target or Walmart that have moons, starts and pop one or two in my glass so my wine is chilled but not water down. Please give me your thoughts on this.

    Thanks girls,
    Bertha valenzuela
    Fortino winery

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