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Calories in Charles Shaw Wine

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Jeff Goldberg began writing in 1985 with the "Hartford Courant," until 2008, primarily covering the Boston Red Sox and University of Connecticut basketball. Goldberg also served as the Red Sox blogger for New England Sports Network" and currently covers the Red Sox for "Boston Metro." Goldberg attended Northeastern and Central Connecticut State University, majoring in communications.
Calories in Charles Shaw Wine
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Charles Shaw wine is sold at Trader Joe's for $1.99 per bottle, earning it the nickname "Two-Buck Chuck." Its low retail price makes it a popular choice among American consumers.

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About Charles Shaw Wine

According to a 2007 article on, Charles Shaw wine is the marketing creation of Bronco Wine CEO Fred Franzia. Charles Shaw wine, while carrying the label of Napa Valley, is made from much cheaper Central California grapes, allowing it to be sold for $1.99 per bottle. The line was sold to Trader Joe's in 2002.

Charles Shaw Red Wines

There are 119 calories in a 5-oz. serving size of Charles Shaw Merlot, according to the Daily Plate. A serving size contains 3.2 grams of carbohydrates. There are also 119 calories in a 5-oz. serving size of Charles Shaw Shiraz.

Charles Shaw White Wines

According to, Charles Shaw Chardonnay has 90 calories in a 5-oz. serving. A 5-oz. serving of Sauvignon Blanc has 119 calories.

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