Two buck chuck alternative

Dear Editor:We share your disappointment about not having a Trader Joe's in Downey. ("Give It a Try," 1/21/11) We also have had to drive to Cerritos to buy fat-free feta cheese and two buck chuck. I don't have any advice regarding the cheese but I sure do with the wine. We found a much better substitute for two buck chuck at two of Downey's grocery stores. We buy Douglass Hill at Stater Bros. for $1.00 when you buy four or more bottles and Bay Bridge at Ralph's on Firestone Boulevard for $1.99 when you buy six or more bottles. Both of these brands come in multiple varieties and, in our opinion, actually taste better than two buck chuck. FYI, these brands can be found on the bottom shelf of the wine selection in both stores. Now, how about that cheese...? -- John Wehrly, Downey

********** Published: January 27, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 41