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Oct 4, 2006 12:02 AM

Has anyone hit the Bevmo 5 Cent Sale?

I passed by a Beverages & More today and noticed the 5 cent wine sale going on.

Their website ( has 136 bottles eligible for their buy one, get one for 5 cents sale. They have wines from $7-60, so pretty cheap once you slice half off that.

I already plan to stock up my cabinet of every day wines, not too hard to do. But I need some advice on some of the more expensive options. Do people have opinions on the following? Prices are before discount.

Belvedere Cab, Healdsburg $25
'01 de Lorimer Mosaic $30
Babbiano Bellezza, '01 $60
Michael Pozzan Marianna '04 $40
Trinitas Zinfandel, Russian River '02 $30
Trinitas Zinfande, Old Vine $15 (seems like a better deal


Some others I jotted down that seemed fine at lower price points:
Budini Cabernet Sauvignon
Blue Nun Riesling
Big Red Monster Table Wine
Avila Merlot
Castoro Zin
Choncha y Toro Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon
EOS Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel
Gazela Vinho Verde

I'll say that Pepperwood Cabernet Sauvignon is a great deal any time it gets below $5. It often retails for $10, but is better than most $15 wines.

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  1. I'd pay $5 not to have to drink Pepperwood.

    The last three bottles of Gazela I opened were spoiled.

    1. I usually go, but have noticed a drastic markup on the promotional bottles. It's still a better than usual deal if you buy two bottles, but not hearly the bargain it seems. Sorry I can answer you questions about which are on sale. If you want to call them on it, you should know that they honor all competitors prices without proof.

      1. Picked up a case of the Gazela VV figuring at @ $3 per couldn't go too very wrong. Tax stamp was dated 2005, they've been fine so far.

        1. I hit them at every 5ยข sale, this one being no different. I restocked my whites with several chardonnays, doubles on multiple pinot grigios, and several sauvignon blancs.

          I like the Belvedere Cab and haven't found a better price recently. Same with the Big Red Monster. It's a solid "every day" wine.

          I'd steer clear of Choncha y Toro Merlot and (anything) EOS; both are super bitter (tannic monsters) and often lemon-puckering sour ("cellarable").

          1. I have not been before and was wondering how they ring up the sale at the cash register. If you buy 4 bottles, two at $15 and two at $7, do you get charged for one $15 plus one $7 and then the two nickels, or do you get charged for the two $15 and two nickels? Thanks.

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            1. re: slacker

              The first $15 bottle is $15. The 2nd is $0.05. The first $7 bottle is $7. The second is $0.05. Total cost is $22.10.