Three Dollar Wine at Whole Foods

Whole Foods announced the availability of Three Wishes, a non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay from California. Each is $2.99 a bottle or $33.33 a case! The wines are available at all Whole Foods locations, but they will be open for free tasting at the Park Lane and Highland Park (Lomo Alto & Lemmon) stores on Fridays and Saturdays of this month. Despite their diminutive size, these are standard 750 ml bottles. They are physically smaller because they are larger on the inside than on the outside as a result of the use of Tardis technology. According to Stanley Mehta, wine guy at the Highland Park store, they are flying off the shelves. Obviously you cannot expect Grand Cru wines for the price of a gallon of premium gas but a quick tasting indicated three wines that are type-correct and worth the money. The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are the more noteworthy of the three and would be a good choice for large parties and similar events during the holiday season.


  • Twinwillow

    After a tasting, I bought three bottles each of the Merlot and Cabernet. Surprisingly, they drink as well or if not better than much more expensive wines.

  • Kris

    I have tried the Merlot and the chardonnay. The chard was fine — beats the ubiquitous Barefoot. The Merlot definitely needed some time to breathe — one of those aerator things works well too.

  • Joseph

    If someone handed me a glass of it and told me it was 9.99, I’d believe them. I tried them at one of their stores and was pretty surprised at the quality. The cab is my favorite.

  • Twinwillow

    I agree. I preferred the Cab to the Merlot.

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  • Michael

    “they are larger on the inside than on the outside” – now that’s a neat trick!