With the popularity of Trader Joe’s 2 Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw line of wines), it was inevitable that other chains would follow suit. The Tesco Company, from England, started The Big Kahuna brand of wines in 2007, I believe (it’s hard to get much info on the brand). Tesco owns the Fresh and Easy chain of grocery stores in the United State, where The Big Kahuna wines are sold – locations are in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
The Big Kahuna wines we received included Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Crisp White (made from Airen grapes) and Cabernet Sauvignon. From the labels, you might think these are Australian wines, but in reality, all grapes were sourced from Spain. All are non-vintage (as is typical for this price range), meaning that the grapes used could have come from a variety of vintages, usually done for consistency.
We enjoyed all 4 of the bottles, finding the wines to be fresh-tasting, uncomplicated, and lively. Decent acidity and good balance were nice extras we weren’t expecting. These all tasted just fine on their own, and were a nice complement to a variety of summer dinners.
Disclaimer: This wine was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Fresh and Easy. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the wine a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.
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