Move over 2-buck chuck. There’s a new Big Kahuna in town.

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Our exclusive Fresh & Easy wines win a lot of awards - 600 so far - and our top-selling $1.99 Big Kahuna line has hit a milestone of 25 medals! So in honor of this achievement we're selling eight fresh&easy Big Kahuna varietals this weekend for just $1. Yes, that's right, a buck. ($2 in Arizona and Nevada) Grab these award-winning Big Kahuna wines on sale this weekend (September 14 through 16):

All Big Kahuna varietals have won medals in six different wine competitions, with the Big Kahuna Tempranillo and the Big Kahuna Cabernet Sauvignon most recently taking home the gold in the 2012 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition.

Twitter Wine Tasting

As part of our Big Kahuna sale-ebration, we're also hosting a Twitter Wine Tasting on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm (PST). Four Big Kahuna wines will be sampled during the online wine tasting event, including the Chardonnay, Crisp White, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. To join the Big Kahuna Twitter Tasting, all you have to do is grab these wines at your neighborhood store, sign-up for a free TasteLive account at, and join the tweet chat hosted by our Richard Wherry, our wine and beer expert.

The Original Big Kahuna

We named Big Kahuna in honor of Duke Kahanamoku, the original Big Kahuna. Though widely known as the father of surfing, Duke was also an actor, businessman and Olympic swimmer. With Duke's adventurous spirit as our inspiration, we worked to create a great line of wines that are as delicious as they are affordable.

Our Wines Tasting Notes Pairing
shirazWeb.png BK Shiraz shines a beautiful ruby color with violet like rims. The aroma is full of red fruits and slight floral notes. There palate is fresh, with adequate acidity and sweet tannins which provide a powerful and long finish in the mouth. Perfect for grilled meats or veggies, spicy soups, teriyaki beef, lamb kabobs, and meat lover's pizza.

Cheese pairing: Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Parmesan
MerlotWeb.png BK Merlot possesses an intense red color with a bright violet rim. The nose presents powerful spices intertwined with the juicy red and black fruits. The palate is expressive and meaty with ripe tannins that produce a beautiful long finish of plums and blackberries. Versatile wine - great with poultry, red meat, pork, pastas, salads.

Cheese pairing:  Romano, Gruyere, & Camembert
TempranilloWeb.png BK Tempranillo displays an intense red-purple color with blue reflections. The aroma brings forth a bouquet of red fruits, ripe berries and Mediterranean mountains. This gives way to the tannic yet harmonious palate that is full of red fruit and a meaty finish. Great with tapas, BBQ pork,
grilled eggplant or chicken enchiladas.
CabernetSauvignonWeb.png BK Cabernet Sauvignon shows off a beautiful and intense carmine red color with violet rims. The nose brings forth beautiful and concentrated blackcurrant and blackberry with hints of spice. The palate comes through with a long finish of black fruit, toasty vanilla, with dark chocolate Perfect for grilled veal or
lamb, beef stew, or pot roast.

Cheese pairing: Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda
ChardonnayWeb.png BK Chardonnay shows off a beautiful clean and bright gold color. The aroma from the nose is a complex mixture of tropical fruits and butter notes. The palate has pleasant soft, ripe fruity flavors that are complimented by a balanced the toasty vanilla notes. Pairs well with poultry
dishes, pork, seafood or recipes that have a heavy cream or butter base.

Cheese pairing: Brie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan, Provolone
SweetWhiteWeb.png BK Sweet White shows a brilliant and clean yellow color. On the nose there is a beautiful bouquet of floral and citrus. On the palate there are notes of citrus and pear with velvety-body feel and a clean balanced finish. Crème Fraiche, Mascarpone, or shake it up with a salty/sweet combo and consider a crumble or two of blue cheese.
CrispWhiteWeb.png BK Crisp White shows a straw color with bright green shades. There is a beautiful aroma with hints of banana and apple. The palate is light but harmonious with tropical fruit lingering in the finish. Perfect with guacamole, garlic dishes, fresh salads, and grilled shrimp or even curry dishes.
RoseWeb.png BK Rose is a bright and expressive color wine, with a fresh and zesty palate full of fresh red
strawberry and mulberry with hints of spices.
Great with BBQ burgers and ribs, charcuterie, lobster, pizza, & spicy foods like Tandoori and Thai chicken.