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Hustle Down to Trader Joe's for Charles Shaw Redux

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Hustle Buys have come to signal the new "Two Buck Chuck" era at Trader Joe's and The OC Register is encouraging us to get on down to TJ's for the latest in very good, but very cheap wine.

Trader Joe's has secured more "grown-up grape" at deep discounts and all that deliciously boozy savings gets passed on to us - often at prices that are 50 to 75 percent less than retail.

If you've seen the "Hustle Buys" tags in your local Trader Joe's wine section, you may have noticed that more and more space has been devoted to well-priced juice in recent months. So much so that "entire sections of the floor" have been reserved in some locations.

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What's your best bet for quality vino at low, low prices? Food Frenzy's Jeff Overley recommends the 2007 Parson's Flat Shiraz/Cabernet ($14.99 at TJ's, $40 elsewhere), Votre Sante Pinot Noir ($6.99 at TJ's, $27 at the Coppola winery) and a red blend called Tribunal for $9.99.

You know what to do: hustle down to get the "Hustle Buys" before your neighbors pull the classic Charles Shaw move and nab all the cases for themselves before anyone else gets a chance.

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