If you are looking for cool drinks, foods to cook on the grill and sweet treats this summer, Trade Joe’s grocery stores offer lots of ingredients and recipes to try.

The business sells many different wines, including La Ferme Julien Rosé, a rustic beverage that came out of Trader Joe’s partnership with the Perrin family of the Château de Beaucastel winery in the southern part of the Rhône Valley in southern France. It features Syrah, Grenache, and Cinsault grapes from the Ventoux appellation. Expect a pleasing, light pink with pastel highlights in this wine.

Try the High Guard Chardonnay at Trader Joe’s, which is made with 100 percent California Chardonnay grapes. It comes from one of the store’s long-time winery partners and delivers a balanced taste with aromas of ripe green fruit, vanilla, pear and toasted bread. Trader Joe’s also sells various Shaw Wines, including a Shaw Pinot Noir made with organic grapes that is great to pair with beef bourguignon, Peking duck and salmon.

Those who like to grill can try Trader Joe’s exclusive, only-for-summer Chile Lime Mayonnaise, which goes well with elote (Mexican-style, grilled corn on the cob). This mayonnaise is made of ancho chile pepper powder and chipotle pepper powder with a bit of lime juice concentrate. There is a recipe for elote at www.traderjoes.com/home/recipes/elote.

To learn more, visit www.traderjoes.com/home.


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