By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Trader Joe's announced that the price of a bottle of Charles Shaw wine – commonly referred to as "Two-Buck Chuck" – will go from $1.99 to $2.49.

Some shoppers have already re-nicknamed the wine "Upchuck."

However, the $1.99 price was only in California. Many other parts of the country, including Wisconsin, pay $2.99 for a bottle.

But now that the prices are going up in California, will our "Three-Buck Chuck" rise in price, too?

According to an employee at the Trader Joe's in Glendale, the answer is no, local prices will stay the same.

But eventually, a price increase is inevitable, right? This makes me want to run out and buy a case right now.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.