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 CNN.com, 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 Myfitnesspal.com, Charles Shaw Chardonnay has 90 calories in a 5-oz. serving. A 5-oz. serving of Sauvignon Blanc has 119 calories.