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 (www.bevmo.com) 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
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.
I'd pay $5 not to have to drink Pepperwood.
The last three bottles of Gazela I opened were spoiled.
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.
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.
I hit them at every 5¢ 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").