Charles Shaw

Charles Shaw

About Charles Shaw

Charles Shaw is a brand of 'extreme value', bargain-priced premium wine. Largely made from California grapes, Charles Shaw wines currently include Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Valdiguie in the style of Beaujolais nouveau, and limited quantities of Pinot Grigio. These wines were introduced exclusively at Trader Joe's grocery stores in California at a price of $1.99 per bottle, earning the wines the nickname Two Buck Chuck. In 2009, an international version of Chardonnay from Australia was introduced in limited stores. Prices in states other than California have been increased to as high as $3.79 per bottle. As of January 16, 2013, a bottle of Charles Shaw retails for $2.49 in parts of California.